GILA NATIONAL FOREST, N.M. (KRQE) - According to a news release, the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and the Gila Visitor Center have been closed due to damage and debris from heavy rain in the area.
A portion of N.M. 15, which provides access to the national monument and visitor center, has also closed north of Doc Campbell's Post in Gila Hot Spring. The monument and center are both expected to reopen this week after water levels decrease and the highway reopens.
Volunteers from the Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue helped clear out debris that had been washed over a bridge near the visitor center Sunday.
Grapevine, Lower Forks and Lower and Upper Scorpion campgrounds are also closed. Upper Forks campground is open, according to the release.
For more information, call the Gila Visitor Center at 575-536-9461.
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