Interpretive Hike in the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Description: Come and enjoy a hike that will showcase early history, amazing geology and
scenery. For thousands of years, groups of nomadic people used the caves of the Gila River as
temporary shelter. In the late 1200’s, people of the Mogollon Culture decided it would be a
good place to call home. They built rooms, crafted pottery and raised children in the cliff
dwellings for about twenty years. Then the Mogollon moved on, leaving the walls for us as a
glimpse into the past.

Total Trip Time: 4 hours
Where to Meet: Grant County Convention Center
Leader: NPS Staff
Hike Length: 1 mile
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Terrain: Unpaved trail with 185 ft of elevation gain. Stone steps
What to Bring: Water, good shoes, camera
Group Limit: 20 people
Age Limit: None