Paso por aqui...

Imagine the refreshment of finding water after days of dusty travel. A reliable waterhole hidden at the base of a sandstone bluff made El Morro (the headland) a popular campsite for hundreds of years. Here, ancestral Puebloans, Spanish, and American travelers carved over 2,000 signatures, dates, messages, and petroglyphs.  Make El Morro National Monument a stopping point on your travels.

Stairs carved into a rock surface, marking a trail.


El Morro National Monument offers hiking and walking opportunities on beautiful trails.

A sandstone cliff rises above trees and into the sky

Current Conditions

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Star trails above silhouetted trees.

Environmental Factors

Our dynamic climate, clean air, and dark night skies can't be overlooked.

A calligraphy name inscribed on a rock


Ancestral Puebloans, Spanish conquistadors, and American settlers all left their mark on El Morro.

Mountain lion walking across a rock surface.


There are many animals that make El Morro National Monument their home.

Last updated: December 16, 2022

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HC 61 Box 43
Ramah, NM 87321


505 783-4226 x801

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