• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • 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 »

Special Use Permits

Individuals or groups who wish to use El Morro National Monument for a special purpose or event require a Special Use Permit. A Special Use Permit must be applied for and approved by the Superintendent. Please follow the link most closely associated with your event and provide the required documentation to the Special Use Permit Coordinator at the address found on the first page of the application. If you have questions, you may contact the Special Use Permit Coordinator at (505) 285-4641 ext 20 or ext 21, or contact us by email.

Commercial Filming (65k PDF File)

Click here to read a summary of the commercial filming regulations and fees required by law -- this document will answer many questions you may have about commercial filming and photography.

This includes, but is not limited to, any filming or photography intended for commercial public viewing or advertising, such as commercial still photography, motion picture photography, television commercials, and/or commercial videotaping. Please allow at least twenty-one days for processing. If you have questions, you may contact the Commercial Filming Permit Coordinator at (505) 285-4641 ext. 20 or ext. 21.

General Application (49k PDF File)

This includes, but is not limited to, weddings, large group picnics, sporting events, church services, public spectator attractions, entertainment, ceremonies, 1st Amendment activities (fee is waived), or anyone wishing to use a public address system. Please allow at least twenty-one days for processing (ten days for 1st Amendment activities). If you have questions, you may contact the Special Use Permits Coordinator at (505) 285-4641 ext. 20 or ext. 21.

 
This researcher is scanning inscriptions at El Morro.

NPS Photo

Research Permit
Anyone wishing to conduct research at El Morro National Monument must first submit an online application through the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System. We will then review the application and notify you of our decision. Contact the Research Permit Coordinator at (505) 285-4641 ext. 20 or ext. 21 or email us for more information.
 
Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands (562k PDF File)
This includes, but is not limited to, any type of construction project, commercial transportation, or transporting goods or services.

Did You Know?

Image of White-throated Swift

El Morro National Monument's avian claim to fame is the White-throated Swift, which was described to science for the very first time here in 1851, by Dr. S. W. Woodhouse of the Sitgreaves Expedition.