• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

Pets

Puppy and his owner enjoy a ranger guided night hike.

Puppy and his owner enjoy a ranger guided night hike.

NPS Photo

El Morro is dog-friendly!
At El Morro National Monument, you may take your pet on the trails with you. Your pet must be under control and on a leash at all times.

Pets off-leash can scare and possibly harm native wildlife like birds, rabbits, and squirrels. They can damage biological soils and vegetation. The steep drop-offs at the top of the bluff also make it dangerous for a pet not on a leash. Please respect this regulation so that others can enjoy the trails with their pets in the future.

Note: Pets are not permitted in the visitor center. Please check-in with us first and we will direct you to the trails.

Did You Know?

Image of Governor Onate's inscription carved in 1605

The first inscription carved at El Morro was that of Governor Don Juan de Onate in 1605, 15 years before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.