Shedding Light on the Mogollon Culture

For thousands of years, groups of nomadic people used the caves of the Gila River as temporary shelter. In the late 1200's, people of the Mogollon Culture decided it would be a good place to call home. They built rooms, crafted pottery and raised children in the cliff dwellings for about twenty years. Then the Mogollon moved on, leaving the walls for us as a glimpse into the past.

View of dwelling rooms at Gila Cliff Dwellings

Plan Your Visit

Getting here is half the fun! Give yourself time to reach the park and enjoy the scenery! Better yet, plan on staying for a few days.

Volunteer on the park trail near the dwellings.

Get Involved - Volunteer

A chance to discover and explore your parks, and share what you know with visitors! Volunteer interpreters make the history come alive.

Sweeping view of Wilderness Area canyon and hills.

Exploring and Hiking in Wilderness Count

The nation's first Wilderness Area offers over 870 square miles of forest hiking adventure and a chance to experience nature at its finest!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

HC 68 Box 100
Silver City , NM 88061


(575) 536-9461
Visitor Center Phone Number

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