• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

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    Fire restrictions are in effect at El Morro. NO smoking anywhere in the monument; smoking may only be done inside a private vehicle. NO wood or charcoal fires in the monument as well. Do your part: don't let a wildfire start! More »

Where To Eat

While there are no restaurants within El Morro National Monument, there are many options within 15 miles, and many more in the towns of Gallup, Grants, and Zuni. The closest eateries are listed below.

Inscription Rock Trading and Coffee Company (1 mile east)

The Ancient Way Cafe (1 mile east)

Tinaja Family Restaurant: 505 783-4349 (5 miles east)

Stagecoach Restaurant: 505 783-4288 (12 miles west)

Did You Know?

Image of tinaja on mesa top at El Morro National Monument

It is likely the early inhabitants of Atsinna Pueblo at El Morro National Monument collected water when they could from the many tinajas found across the top of the mesa. These natural depressions in the sandstone hold rain during the summer monsoons and snowmelt during the winter.