Pets are not allowed on the trail to the Cliff Dwellings. They may be left in kennels at the Contact Station at no charge.
Certified service dogs are allowed on the trail.
Did You Know?
Stone axes made it challenging for the ancient Puebloans of the Mogollon area to cut down trees for vigas (roof beams) in the Gila Cliff Dwellings. So, before chopping the tree trunks, they would burn a small fire around the base of the trunk to weaken it so their axes could cut it down more easily.