• Visitors hike along the base of the Gila Cliff Dwellings.

    Gila Cliff Dwellings

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • 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 »

  • Tour of the Gila may Impact Area Traffic

    If you are planning a visit between April 30 and May 4, be aware that area traffic may be impacted by the annual Tour of the Gila bicycle road race. For more information about the race, please visit tourofthegila.com. More »

  • Fire Restrictions on Gila National Forest

    Gila National Forest will implement smoking and fire restrictions beginning April 22. Smoking and fires are never permitted on Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument property. More »

Fees & Reservations

Fees are collected at a self-service pay station at the trailhead. Payment by credit card may be made at the Gila Visitor Center. Payment by exact change or check may be made at the trailhead. Change is only available at the Visitor Center. Credit card payments can only be made at the Visitor Center.


$10.00 per family - per day

A family is defined as one immediate family unit of parents and children.


$3.00 per adult (16 years and older) - per day

Free entrance for children 15 years and younger.

Federal Passes

No fee for Federal Pass holders. Federal Passes are available for purchase at the Gila Visitor Center.


School groups or other educational institutions

Free with fee waiver.

Educational groups (from a county, state, or federally-recognized educational institution, such as a school or university coming specifically to study the Dwellings as part of their curriculum) may qualify for a fee waiver at the discretion of the Superintendent. Fee waiver requests typed on school letterhead need to state the date and time of visit, number of people, contact person, and a short description of how the visit fits into the group's curriculum. Please mail, e-mail, or fax fee waiver requests to the Gila Visitor Center at least two (2) weeks in advance of the visit. Contact us.


Did You Know?

Signature of Don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollón

The ancient Puebloans of the area are often referred to as the "Mogollon people" by archeologists. This name was applied because of the nearby Mogollon Mountains. These mountains, in turn, were named for Don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollón, the Spanish Governor, from 1712 to 1715, of what is now New Mexico.