Within the Monument
El Morro National Monument operates a nine-site campground with two vault toilets year-round. Each site has a graveled tent pad, picnic table, and ground grill for fires. During the warmer months, water is available in spigots centrally located along the campground loop. When overnight temperatures begin to drop below freezing, water is turned off for the season. One site, No. 5, is handicapped accessible.
A day use picnic area is availble between 9am and 5pm. Picnic tables are located adjacent to the oversize vehicle parking lot near the Visitor Center. A group picnic site is available to the public if not already reservered for school group use.
Area Camping and Lodging
The public lands and communities around El Morro offers a variety of different lodging options for those seeking to extend their stay. El Morro National Monument is a rural park, with sporadic cell service, so plans should be made before arrival.
Private Campgrounds and Lodging
Private campgrounds are available in the surrounding communities. Visit the Grants Chamber of Commerce (43 miles northeast of El Morro) or the Gallup Chamber of Commerce (55 miles northwest of El Morro) websites for more information about local lodging opportunities.
Last updated: October 16, 2022