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My husband and I have been to El Morro (aka Inscription Rock) many times as children and adults... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Buy the $2 Guide to the Inscription Trail booklet

Without the booklet you will miss out on so much of the story of El Morro. The booklet is in the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Famous for its 200-foot sandstone bluff, the bottom of the monument contains seven centuries of human inscriptions.
HC 61, Ramah, NM 87321-9802
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to El Morro (aka Inscription Rock) many times as children and adults. For various reasons neither of us had hiked the whole 2 mile loop trail. We came close this weekend-and hiked further than we had intended as part...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kkelly89
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Without the booklet you will miss out on so much of the story of El Morro. The booklet is in the Visitor's Center, next to the cash register. The 45 minutes it took to do the entire Inscription Trail had us reading out of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Marcia-ABQ
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Nice place to visit and check out the water hole that pioneers used. Hike to top to see the ruins is a must. Great visitors center - you can also get a caving permit here or El Malpais. Nice campground.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank twoscratchy
Reviewed 11 September 2018

A surprise gem that I'd not known about but left feeling it was one of my favorite NPS sites of all! We were there during a rain storm and the water poured from the cliff to the pool below. The history is amazing. A really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is a small park. There are two trails: .5 mile loop trail that takes you past the pool and inscriptions (dating from ancient peoples through settlers headed west) and a 2 mile trail that will take you to the ruins of a pueblo village....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank michellehouse
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We thouroughly enjoyed our visit to El Morro! It is absolutely stunning! There is a nice visitor center with friendly Rangers. There is a small museum inside with original artifacts, which was cool to see. Make sure that you go through the visitor center before...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank BriannaJoyR
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Its not all handicapped accessible, there aren't a lot of warning signs telling you to keep on the trail or you will fall off a cliff, but it's a fabulous monument. Talk about raw nature and our ability to still walk in the wilderness and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sue H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We made a trip here for a nice morning hike and to check out the historical treasures. The scenery (natural rock formations and panoramic views) is worth the trip, but having the additional historical sights makes it an outstanding place to visit. If you're ever...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cindy V
Reviewed 1 June 2018

El Morro has a little of a few things. You can hike up to an old pueblo ruins and boulder walk around a canyon. Then you hike down to the inscription wall. Be sure to pick up a loaner book to follow the history behind...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Sweetra
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Two main hikes. Inscription rock, 1/2 mile, is an amazing place for inscriptions from travelers from 1600 onward plus thousand year old petroglyphs. The hike to the top of the mesa, 200' elevation gain, is challenging but rewarded with beautiful views of the box canyon...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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11 June 2017|
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Response from CyndyandByron | Reviewed this property |
El Morro is in an undeveloped area, but Grants and especially Gallup, New Mexico, have many reasonably priced franchise hotels. There are several bed and breakfast inns as well as private rentals, but expect to pay... More
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Response from Trudy C | Reviewed this property |
They do allow dogs, on the bluff you may have to carry your dog over parts of the trail. It is very windy on the bluff. Everyone was very friendly. As to how the weather is I live in Oklahoma I can not tell you their local... More