Monument Closed on December 25 and January 1
In order to allow volunteer staff to enjoy the holidays, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013 and New Year's Day, January 1, 2014.
The nearest lodging is located in Gila Hotsprings, NM, approximately 4 miles from the monument.
Gila Hotsprings RV Park Apartments 575-536-9551
Other lodging within a 30-60 minute drive is available along NM Highway 35.
Little Toad Creek Inn and Tavern 575-536-9469
Many options for lodging can be found in Silver City, NM, within 1 1/2 to 2 hours driving time.
Did You Know?
Most of the wood seen in the Gila Cliff Dwellings today is original! Thirty-one core samples were taken from the wood. Dendrochronology (tree ring dating) indicates that the trees for the Cliff Dwellings were cut down from 1276 to 1287.