• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

Plan A Field Trip

After a fun and educational hike at El Morro, students relax at the group picnic site.

The group picnic site can be reserved in advance at no charge to school groups who have obtained an educational fee waiver to visit El Morro.

NPS Photo

El Morro National Monument's goals for your visit are to protect the unique resources of El Morro and to help provide a safe and educational setting for your students. To do this, we will need your help. By planning ahead and being prepared for what to expect when you’re here, a school visit can be enjoyable as well as educational for all.

Prepare yourself and your students before you visit with the Preparing for Your School Visit Brochure (134 k PDF File)

Did You Know?

Image of Simpson and Kern inscription from 1849

The first English inscription at El Morro, carved into the rock by Lt. J. H. Simpson and R. H. Kern in 1849, has a spelling error: "inscriptions" was spelled "insciptions" with the "r" inserted afterwards.