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.
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?
A shell bracelet found in the Gila Cliff Dwellings in New Mexico was traced to the Gulf of California. Other items indicate trade among the peoples of a large region including macaw parrot feathers, seeds from Mesoamerica, a buffalo scapula, and textiles from plants not grown in the area.