• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Camel Corps Commemoration!

    Join us on Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept 21, 2014 as we commemorate the Beale Expedition of 1857 and the "camel corps"! There will be fun for the whole family and yes, live camels! More »

  • 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 »

Plan Your Visit

Visitors enjoy the Inscription Loop Trail

NPS Photo

El Morro National Monument is open year-round for you to enjoy. Activities include hiking, camping, picnicking, kids activities and exploring the visitor center. Please click on the above links to help plan your visit.
You can also download our Planning Your Visit brochure (502k PDF File) to assist you with your trip planning.
 
The National Park Service offers a website to help guide you through our history: Discover Our Shared Heritage has a series of travel itineraries that explore our country's past through visiting places, like El Morro National Monument, which reflect aspects of American History. Visit the American Southwest for more information.

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.