Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument invites the public to return to the Gila Visitor Center and Western National Parks Association Store. Repairs to the Gila Visitor Center’s roof and ceilings have been completed, and the visitor center reopened to the public on Tuesday, January 16, 2012.
The Gila Visitor Center is open to the public from 8 am to 4:30 pm every day. It includes a small museum displaying artifacts from the Gila Cliff Dwellings and surrounding area and an exhibit on the Chiricahua Apache who consider the Gila Wilderness part of their homeland. A 15-minute video illustrates what life may have been like for the people of the Mogollon region who built and occupied the Gila Cliff Dwellings over 700 years ago.
The visitor center also houses a store operated by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit cooperating association of the National Park Service. The store contains a wide variety of books, maps, pottery, hats, shirts, postcards and other materials to enhance the experience of visitors to the Gila Cliff Dwellings and the Gila Wilderness.
The Gila Cliff Dwellings remain open every day from 9 am to 4 pm. There is a $3.00 fee per adult to visit the dwellings. Guided tours are offered at 1 pm every day except during busy holiday weekends.
For up-to-date information about Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, please call the Gila Visitor Center at 575-536-9461.