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Easy hike, cool things to see

This is a small park. There are two trails: .5 mile loop trail that takes you past the pool and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evansville, Indiana
Gorgeous National Park!

We thouroughly enjoyed our visit to El Morro! It is absolutely stunning! There is a nice visitor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grandville, Michigan
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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
+1 505-783-4226
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank michellehouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank BriannaJoyR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

1  Thank Nonno2000
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a very nice place to stop for an hour or two to do a little hiking. It's nice because its in an area away fro the city and there isn't very much out there. take the trail to Inscription Rock. Old signatures from...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This place was very interesting. We hike up the reverse route to the ruins first, then down by the graffiti on the native American and Spanish, etc. signatures on the cliff walls. Much better in my opinion. You have to be careful if the winds...More

Thank whiteout853
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

A never dry pool of water at the base of a magnificent cliff with century old inscriptions of travelers and explorers and ancient natives. This place is tranquil and amazing.

1  Thank ki0ki
Reviewed 23 April 2018

El Morro is a great place to visit. It has pueblo above and an amazing collection of pre-historic pictographs and an amazing collection of, well, graffiti basically. There are thousands of messages, signatures, and dates that were left by travelers, including the oldest historical one...More

Thank Robert S
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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