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El Morro National Monument

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Address: HC 61, Ramah, NM 87321
Phone Number: 505-783-4226
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Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: Famous for its 200-foot sandstone bluff, the bottom of the monument...
Famous for its 200-foot sandstone bluff, the bottom of the monument contains seven centuries of human inscriptions.
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Another do NOT miss for NM

Really a stunning place. The trail is steep and the views are gorgeous. The geology here is much more interesting than Bandelier, but the dwellings at Bandelier are more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Agapantha B
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Really a stunning place. The trail is steep and the views are gorgeous. The geology here is much more interesting than Bandelier, but the dwellings at Bandelier are more accessible. Do not mis the lower trail with the pre-Columbian graffiti. Even if you're short of time, come here and do as much as you can. Just the short walk to... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This National Monument should not be missed. It represents a cross section of the American experience. There is a short video at the visitor center. The rangers will explain the self-guided tour of the site and give you a guide to all the viewing stations. We recommend that you take the tour in the reverse order. First go up to... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

El Morro is truly a fascinating place with writings and petroglyphs from far in the past. The geology is incredible and the 2 mile hike we took was beautiful!! I recommend this completely :)

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Bengaluru
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327 attraction reviews
519 helpful votes 519 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Enjoy the amazing rocks and the beautiful garden. The visitor center in the park will provide you with a map and also inform the important places to stand and see. The map is very helpful to walk around and enjoy the place. Do stay on the trail and enjoy the place. It is very interestin to note that people stayed... More 

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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143 reviews 143 reviews
35 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This isn't a very big park; there are only two miles of trails. But those two miles are well worth the hike. Inscription rock is described by others here, so I won't bother. But see it! You can see that part in a half hour or so. The rest of the trail climbs onto the promontory (El Morro) and winds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Had we not already hiked up to a high Mesa earlier in the day, this might not have been so strenuous, but it was definitely one of the most memorable hikes EVER, and worth every breath to reach the top and climb the rim!!! Highly recommend. Don't be fooled by fact that it's free and it looks rather tame in... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great place to visit when traversing New Mexico. The oasis made this a stopping point for people for centuries and when they stopped they often left there mark. The graffiti from throughout history is amazing and it's a very pleasant hike up to the ruins on top. If you are in the area take an afternoon to visit. You will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

From early petroglyphs to 15th century Spanish conquerors to 19th century American soldiers and visitors, lots of people left their signatures and some left their opinions. That's pretty unique for a place in the middle of nowhere. Well maintained and handicap accessible paths really help. I wonder what the National Park Rangers would have said if they caught Don Juan... More 

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Deming, New Mexico
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is not only a beautiful place with great history, but also a good hike. Whether you are going to the top or just looking at the inscriptions and petroglyphs get the guide from the visitor center. You just drop it off in a drop box at the end of the inscriptions, so it's no trouble. The guide will tell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was one of my highlights of my two week Route 66 trip. I wasn't expecting much since it was free, and was thinking it would be a quick 10 minute drop in since I didn't hear about it before or read any reviews. Was I ever wrong ! It was a 2.5 mile hike around the canyon. You get... More 

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