The Gila Cliff Dwellings, Gila Visitor Center and Gila Cliff Dwellings Trailhead Museum are open every day of the year except: Thanksgiving Day (Last Thursday of November), Christmas Day (December 25th), and New Year's Day (January 1st) .
The trail to the Gila Cliff Dwellings is open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm. The last visitors are allowed into the Monument at 4 pm; and everyone must be off the trail and out of the Monument by 5 pm. The visitor center is open from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
The free "Canyon Companion" brochure is available at the trailhead museum and staff is present at the dwellings to answer questions. Visitors are encouraged to attend guided tours and other programs when they are available.
Please note that New Mexico is in the Mountain Time zone and observes Daylight Savings Time; unlike Arizona which is in the Mountain Time zone but does not observe Daylight Savings Time. In the summer, Arizona is one hour behind New Mexico while in the winter the two states are on the same time.