Thunderstorm Safety Closures Possible
When thunderstorms are nearby, the trail to and from the Gila Cliff Dwellings is closed. Please check local forecasts before you visit. Thunderstorms are typically more likely in the afternoon. On some afternoons it is not possible to reopen. More »
Guided Tours Currently Not Available Every Day
Due to a current shortage of volunteer staffing, guided tours of the cliff are not offered every day. Check at the visitor center upon arrival. Volunteers at the Cliff Dwellings will still be available to answer questions during your self guided tours.
Laws & Policies
Firearms at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering the park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website: www.newmexico.gov
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
DRONES BANNED AT GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS
Effective immediately the use of drone (Unpiloted) aircraft at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is banned. The ban will stay in effect until a complete national policy on drone use in the National Park Service is completed.
Did You Know?
Geronimo said, “I was born at the headwaters of the Gila River.” The Gila area in New Mexico is the traditional homeland of the Eastern Bands of Chiricahua Apache and remains important to their oral traditions, history and cultural identity.