History & Culture

A sandstone cliff in front of a cloudy, pink sky.
Monsoon season makes for dramatic summer sunsets.

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Along an east-west trail rises the great sandstone cliff of El Morro. For centuries, those who traveled this trail stopped to camp at the shaded oasis found here. On the rock, they left evidence of their passing -- symbols, names, dates, and fragments of their stories carved in the stone.

A calligraphy inscription on a rock.

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

Stone walls that show multiple rooms of a pueblo.

Atsinna Pueblo is one of the many places that make El Morro special.

Last updated: September 22, 2022

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