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El Morro National Monument

HC 61, Ramah, NM 87321
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Ramah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, National Parks, Geologic Formations, Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: Famous for its 200-foot sandstone bluff, the bottom of the monument contains seven centuries of human inscriptions.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I visited El Morro over the weekend of 1 August- 3 August and wish to report two incidents of harassment from the NPS Law Enforcement officers who were patrolling the campground.  I arrived to the campground at around 10:30 am on 1 August. I set up camp at site #5, the disabled site and displayed the handicap placard. I was... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went for the five senses night walk given by the ranger and it was terrific. There was a group of around twenty and she did a terrific job of herding the cats and keeping everyone involved in understanding your senses under a brilliant night sky.

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Heiligenhaus, Germany
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24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a very nice place to learn about the history of New Mexico. Spanish explorers and leaders have etched information on the rock and American soldiers have also been here and made their marks. The camel corps is an interesting bit of history to discover and the visitor center here has an excellent gift shop and rangers to explain... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went to 46 NP and national monument. This is the top ten! It similar to Zion but much less crowed. The place was well organized. The view was wonderful. You have to climb to the top of the sandstone follow the trail. The view from there was magnificent !

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This small park near out-of-thr-way Ramah, NM is a great 2-3 hour stop. Rich in history, the park features the many historical inscriptions, carved into the sandstone cliffs. From Spanish explorers to pioneers, railroad workers, and early military leaders, these carved 'graffiti' are fascinating to read. The inscription trail continues , for those who wish, to the mesa top and... More

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Oceanside, California, USA
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great Visitor's Center and movie about the travelers who came by Inscription Rock. The trail map to the rock is borrowed from the Visitor's Center and the trail is very safe, interesting and very close to the rock so you can read the inscriptions. The trail has 21 stops, but I made it to 16, as the remaining ones were... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My daughter and I planned a road trip through NM and AZ and hit 21 National Parks and National Monuments in 9 days. Most were great to see, a few were disappointing and a couple were for hiking only. This little gem was the best surprise and we stopped here after visiting the Grand Canyon. The total history of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I visited this national monument on a recent vacation trip to the area. We were genuinely moved by this incredible stopping spot that has been used by travelers for centuries. The inscriptions on the sandstone walls were unique, but the most impressive sites were on top of the mesa. We really enjoyed the walk around the many... More

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San Dimas, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a very pretty and historically important site. The trail that winds through where the rock is not a difficult trail and offers a lot of information about the significance of the carvings. We went in the summer and there were only a few other people there. It is a ways off the beaten path, but well worth the... More

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Magnolia, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We're flexible in planning our vacation activities and always leave some time for spontaneity. So when our kids saw the Ice Cave signs as we traveled along I-40, we decided to visit. The drive was so interesting along Hwy 53, that after we visited the Ice Cave we decided to continue on Hwy 53. We didn't even know what natural... More

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