Last updated: July 31, 2023
This 2-mile trail includes the Inscription Loop and takes you to the top of the El Morro bluff. It is a moderately strenuous trail with a gain of 224 ft of elevation. Hikers can choose to ascend via switchbacks or 132 stairs. At the top of the bluff, there are two ancestral Puebloan dwellings, one of which is partially excavated. Much of the upper section of the trail is on uneven sandstone so sturdy footwear is recommended.
This trail is open Thursday through Monday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
This trail is not wheelchair accessible. The Headland Trail includes climbing 132 stairs or moderately steep switchbacks and crosses the mesa top on an unpaved and uneven trail across bumpy sandstone.