• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

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 Garry 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 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.