Paso por aqui...

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.

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Welcome to El Morro National Monument. We just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know a little bit of information if you're planning on coming out here this summer. First off, We are now closed on Monday and Tuesday. We're open from Wednesday to Sunday. Our hours are gonna be from nine to five as usual. We want you to check in when you get here, you can actually do that right up here at the front of the visitor center at our service window. We do want to remind you that the visitor center itself is closed. Our restrooms do remain open and there are sinks in there where you can get a little bit of water. Beyond that, we wanna remind you that if you wanna take our two-mile Headland Trail that takes you on top of the questa, you want to start that before at least 3 o'clock, the Inscription Loop that takes you by the inscriptions as well as our pool. It's about three quarters of a mile. You want to start that before about 4 o'clock. Now, our on-site campground does remain open. It is first come first serve and it is open 7 days a week. Now, before you travel we remind you to take a look at this website and definitely check the alerts at the top of this page. That will be your most accurate, up to date information. It does change minute by minute and that will be the best place to look for that. You can also call if you'd like but just remember we are only open 5 days a week. So if you'd like to call us, make sure that's between the hours of nine and five between Wednesday and Sunday. we are once again closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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This short video explains what services and amenities are available at El Morro National Monument during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Video Description - A ranger wearing a green mask stands in front of the El Morro National Monument Visitor Center. In the background two visitors stand at the contact window while another visitor waits six feet behind. The Questa of El Morro looms in the background.



El Morro National Monument offers hiking and walking opportunities on beautiful trails.

Ranger Programs

Ranger Programs

Join a ranger guided program to learn more about the history of El Morro.

Last updated: February 21, 2021

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Mailing Address:

HC 61 Box 43
Mile Marker 44.6 Hwy 53

Ramah, NM 87321


(505) 783-4226 x801

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