• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

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The Pool at El Morro
 

The pool at El Morro collects snow melt and rain run-off from the top of the cuesta. Prior to the 1900s, there was a sandbar that rimmed its perimeter. Visitors to the pool could walk or ride their horses around its circumference. Depending on yearly rainfall, today the pool holds approximately 200,000 gallons of water on average.

Did You Know?

Image of children reading inscriptions at El Morro National Monument

If you walk the Inscription Loop Trail at El Morro National Monument, you can see some 2000 petroglyphs and inscriptions. The inscriptions date back to the 1600s when the Spanish traveled through the area.