Environmental Factors

A monsoon storm at sunset
Intense thunderstorms are a common occurrence during the summer months.

NPS Photo/Dave Hays

Environmental factors important to El Morro include air quality, climate change and weather events, and night skies free of light pollution.

Trees silhouetted against a starry sky.
Night Sky

El Morro National Monument was designated as an IDA Dark Sky Park in 2019.

Storm clouds and a rainbow over a cliff.
Weather & Climate

At 7,200 ft above sea level, the climate at El Morro is much more mild than the desert around it.

Last updated: October 7, 2022

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HC 61 Box 43
Ramah, NM 87321


505 783-4226 x801

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