• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

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Accessibility

Image of the paved path leading to the pool on the Inscription Trail at El Morro.

Visitors enjoy the scenery along the Inscription Trail.

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The visitor center, picnic area, and campground are all wheelchair accessible. The Inscription Trail is wheelchair accessible with assistance. The Headland Trail is not. A park ranger or volunteer will assist you with finding the best route when you arrive at El Morro.

Did You Know?

Image of Inscription Rock at El Morro National Monument

Early Spanish travelers called the questa El Morro, which is Spanish for the headland or the bluff. Subsequent American travelers referred to El Morro as Inscription Rock, but when it came to naming the National Monument in 1906, the earlier Spanish name persevered.