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 »
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.
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?
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.