Paso por aqui...
Imagine the comfort and 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. We invite you to make El Morro a stopping point on your travels.
Take a short walk to view hundreds of inscriptions and petroglyphs. Hike to the top of the bluff for breathtaking views and Ancestral Puebloan ruins.Read More
Explore El Morro and nearby El Malpais National Monuments. In the summer we offer Ranger-led programs; guided hikes, bat flights and special events.Read More
Inscriptions carved in soft sandstone won't last forever. Find out what the National Park Service is doing to delay the effects of time and weather.Read More
Did You Know?
It is likely the early inhabitants of Atsinna Pueblo at El Morro National Monument collected water when they could from the many tinajas found across the top of the mesa. These natural depressions in the sandstone hold rain during the summer monsoons and snowmelt during the winter.