Rivers and Streams

A photo of the Gila River viewed from Route 15 enroute to the Cliff Dwellings
Gila River viewed from Route 15

NPS Photo by Barry Nielsen

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument lies at the confluence of the West and Middle Forks of the Gila River. At this point the rivers are usually less than fifty feet wide and about a foot deep. Hikers should be aware that during the rainy season of July-September, runoff from rains in distant canyons may create flash floods.

Gila River flow data maintained by US Geological Suvey

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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