Shedding Light on the Mogollon Culture

For thousands of years, groups of nomads used the caves above Cliff Dweller Creek as temporary shelter. In the late 1200s, people of the agricultural Mogollon (Southern Ancestral Pueblo) culture made it a home. They built rooms, crafted pottery and raised children in the cliff dwellings for one or two generations. By approximately 1300, the Mogollon had moved on, leaving the walls behind.

View of dwelling rooms at Gila Cliff Dwellings

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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.

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Sweeping view of Wilderness area canyon, mountains and hills at golden hour.

Natural Features & Ecosystems

View across a canyon towards the distance mountains and hills at sunset

Last updated: March 2, 2023

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