The following is a release from the Gila Cliff Dwellings:

Hazard tree removal is tentatively planned at the trailhead to Gila Cliff Dwellings from Wednesday, 3/19  through Friday, 3/21/2014.  Twelve cottonwood trees that pose a threat to visitor safety and visitor facilities will be removed.  In order to provide for visitor safety during this project, temporary closures of the cliff dwellings are likely on those days.  Parking near the trailhead to the cliff dwellings will also be limited.  The Gila Visitor Center will remain open from 8 am to 4:30 pm daily.

For more information or updates, please contact the Gila Visitor Center at (575) 536-9461.  For general information about Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, you can also visit