Laws & Policies

Firearms at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering the park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website:

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.


Effective immediately the use of drone (Unpiloted) aircraft at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is banned. The ban will stay in effect until a complete national policy on drone use in the National Park Service is completed.

Gila Cliff Dwellings Foundation Document
Presidential Declaration of Gila Cliff Dwellings NM
Proclamation for Gila Cliff Dwellings NM
Comprehensive Interpretive Plan

Last updated: March 13, 2017

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