• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

Operating Hours & Seasons

2014 Spring Hours:
(Continue through Wednesday, June 4, 2014)
Visitor Center-9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Trails-9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please plan on being here by 4:00 p.m. at the latest to walk the 1/2-mile Inscription Trail; 3:00 p.m. to walk the entire 2-mile Headland Trail.

2014 Summer Hours:
(Begin Thursday, June 5, 2014 and continue through Monday, September 1, 2014)
Visitor Center-9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Trails-9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please plan on being here by 5:00 p.m. at the latest to walk the 1/2-mile Inscription Trail; 4:00 p.m. to walk the entire 2-mile Headland Trail.

2014 Fall Hours:
(Begin Tuesday, September 2, 2014 and continue through Monday, October 13, 2014)
Visitor Center-9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Trails-9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please plan on being here by 4:00 p.m. at the latest to walk the 1/2-mile Inscription Trail; 3:00 p.m. to walk the entire 2-mile Headland Trail.

2014 - 2015 Winter Hours:
(Winter hours begin Tuesday, October 14, 2014 and will remain in effect until Friday, May 22, 2015)
Visitor Center-9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Trails-9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please plan on being here by 4:00 p.m. at the latest to walk the 1/2-mile Inscription Trail; 3:00 p.m. to walk the entire 2-mile Headland Trail.


Dates and times are subject to change based upon staffing. Please call the visitor center (505-783-4226 ext. 801) for the most up-to-date information.

Closed December 25 and January 1.

Portions of the park trails, including all of the Headland Trail, may be closed during the winter months (December through mid-May) because of ice and snow. For current trail conditions, call 505 / 783-4226. Visit the Weather page for more information.

 
Image of El Morro with snow
Winter can be a beautiful time to visit.
NPS photo by Sarah Beckwith

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.