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?
The ancient Puebloans of the Mogollon area used native plants for food, medicines, clothing and tools. The yucca plant was very useful. Yucca fibers were made into twine, nets, baskets, even paint brushes. These sandals, made from yucca, are in the Visitor Center Museum at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.