Respite in the High Desert

Imagine the refreshment of finding water after days of dusty travel. A reliable waterhole hidden at the base of a sandstone bluff made El Morro (the headland) a popular campsite for hundreds of years. Here, ancestral Puebloans, Spanish, and American travelers carved over 2,000 signatures, dates, messages, and petroglyphs. Make El Morro National Monument a stopping point on your travels. Read More

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Camping at El Morro

Our free campground has nine sites, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Current Conditions

Stay up to date on the conditions at El Morro.

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Things to Do

Looking for things to do and see in the park? Look no further!

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Geologic Features

Geology is a key piece of the El Morro story.

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Ancestral Puebloans, Spanish conquistadors, and American settlers all left their mark on El Morro.

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Plan Your Field Trip

Everything you need to know to plan an educational field trip to El Morro National Monument.

Last updated: November 20, 2023

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