• 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 »

For Kids

 

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Junior Ranger Badge

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The design on the Jr. Ranger badge is from classic Mimbres black and white pottery.

Become a WebRanger at home and then become a Gila Cliff Dwellings Junior Ranger when you come here!

Junior Ranger Program at Gila Cliff Dwellings
Pick up a Junior Ranger book (ages 7-12) or a Jr. Junior Ranger handout (6 or younger) or a Senior Ranger book (ages 12 and up) at the Visitor Center or Contact Station. Bring the finished book back to the Visitor Center when you're done to get your badge and certificate.


Did You Know?

700-year old corn

When visiting the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, you’ll see corn cobs that are over 700 years old! The ancient Puebloans of the Mogollon area grew corn, beans and squash, including some varieties from Mesoamerica. This substantiates trade amongst the peoples of a large region.