Operating Hours & Seasons

Winter Hours are now in effect (October 24, 2021 - March 31, 2022):

The visitor center and park trails are open Thursday through Monday. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The visitor center is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST. Admittance to park trails begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. MST.

Mask Requirement:
Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to El Morro National Monument, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.

Closed on Major Holidays:
The visitor center and park trails are closed Thanksgiving Day (November 25), Christmas (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1).

Important Trail Information:

Remember to plan ahead to ensure you complete the trail(s) before the visitor center grounds close at 5:00 p.m. Hiking park trails after hours is not permitted.

  • If you wish to hike the Headland Trail, plan to arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. to give yourself time to complete this longer, more strenuous trail before closing time.
  • If you wish to walk the Inscription Loop Trail, plan to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m.

Dates and times are subject to change based upon staffing. Please call the visitor center (505-783-4226 ext. 801) for the most up-to-date information.

Portions of the park trails, including all of the Headland Trail, may be closed during the winter months (November through mid-May) because of ice and snow. For current trail conditions, please call the visitor center (505 / 783-4226 ext. 801). Visit the Weather page for more information.

Image of El Morro with snow
Winter can be a beautiful time to visit.

NPS photo by Sarah Beckwith

Last updated: October 24, 2021

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HC 61 Box 43
Ramah , NM 87321


505 783-4226 x801

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