Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, New Mexico

Mailing Address:
26 Jim Bradford Trail
Mimbres, NM 88049

(575) 536-9461

Description: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is home to prominent ruins of cliff dwellings in the Gila wilderness. These dwellings were constructed and inhabited by the people of the Mongollon Culture during the late 1270s. The National Monument was established in 1907 d to protect and preserve this prehistoric architecture.

What To Do:  Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument offers many activities visitors can enjoy.

In the monument you can do:

  • Bird watching
  • Interpretative programs
  • Guided Tours
  • Nature walks
  • Wildlife viewing

In the wilderness you can do:

  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Stargazing
  • Hot Springs
  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife viewing

Campsites: Camping is available in the surrounding Gila National Forest. Campgrounds are:

  • Forks Campground
  • Grapevine Campground
  • Upper and Lower Scorpion Campgrounds

Toilets /Showers: Restrooms are accessible.

Operating Hours: The Gila Cliff Dwellings, Gila Visitor Center and Gila Cliff Dwellings Trailhead Museum are open every day of the year except Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year’s Day (January 1st).

Fees: Entrance fee costs $10 per family per day and $5 per individual adult per day. Free entrance for children 15 years and younger.

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