• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 2014 Compendium now available

    The 2014 compendium is now available via the link below. It includes new prohibitions on the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in national park units. More »

Plants

Elmao-Sunflower
Wildflowers abound throughout El Morro National Monument.
NPS Photo Dale Dombrowski
 
El Morro is home to a variety of plant communities from woodlands of Gambel oak, ponderosa and pinion pines, and three species of junipers, to sprawling shortgrass prairies. The monument also is home to an array of wildflowers that bloom all through the spring, summer and fall. Around the pond at the base of El Morro you can even find cattails!
 

Did You Know?

Image of historic Mesa-top Trail at El Morro National Monument

The Headland Trail at El Morro National Monument was hand-carved into the sandstone by a Civil Works Administration (CWA) crew in 1933. CWA was one of the New Deal programs initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression.