Things To Do

Multiple inscriptions on a rock face
There are over 2,000 inscriptions and hundreds of petroglyphs on the face of El Morro.

NPS Photo/Pattie Reed

If you have an hour or less ...

Walk the Inscription Rock Trail and see why El Morro was proclaimed a national monument.This trail takes you to the pool and past hundreds of Spanish and early American inscriptions, as well as pre–historical petroglyphs. If you still have time when you return to the visitor center, watch the 15 minute video in the museum.

The Inscription Rock Trail is 0.75 miles (1.2km) long and takes approximately 45 minutes. You must start the trail no later than 4:00 pm.

A pueblo structure overlooking a valley
Atsinna Pueblo is a highlight for visitors on the Headland Trail.

NPS Photo/Julianna Ellis

If you have 2 hours ...

Walk the entire 2–mile Headland Trail. This includes the Inscription Trail but also continues to the top of the bluff for a look into the Ancestral Puebloan dwelling, Atsinna.

The Headland Trail is 2 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours. You must start the trail no later than 3:00 pm.

Portions or all of the Headland Trail may be closed during the winter months.

A trail over a bare rock surface
The Headlands Trail takes visitors across the top of the sandstone bluff that makes El Morro.

NPS Photo/Julianna Ellis

If you have more than 2 hours...

Watch the 15 minute film for an introduction to El Morro National Monument, walk the 2 mile Headland Trail, and explore the exhibits and bookstore back at the visitor center.

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    Last updated: August 5, 2023

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