The following is a press release from the National Park Service, Gila Cliff Dwellings:

Entrance to the Gila Cliff Dwellings is permitted from 9 am until 4 pm MT.  Visitors entering by 4 pm have until 5 pm to complete their visit.  Volunteer staff is available all day in the cliff dwellings to answer questions.    Beginning on Sunday March 9, 2014, the daily guided tour of the cliff dwellings will be offered at 11 am instead of the current tour time of 1 pm.  The 11 am tour time will continue throughout daylight saving time and then change back to 1 pm during standard time.  Those planning to attend the guided tour should begin hiking up from the trailhead contact station no later than one-half hour before tour time.  Visitors may also take the self-guided tour by obtaining a free copy of the Cliff Dweller Canyon Companion trail guide available at the trailhead.

Visitors should dress for the weather, carry water, and wear shoes or boots suitable for rugged trail walking.  For more information, please contact the Gila Visitor Center at (575) 536-9461 or visit our website at