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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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Out of the way, but worth a stop

This Natl Monument is well off the busy I-40, but well worth a detour. The area is very scenic, but the reall attraction is the well preserved writings of the many early travelers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Marion,IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This Natl Monument is well off the busy I-40, but well worth a detour. The area is very scenic, but the reall attraction is the well preserved writings of the many early travelers who passed this way. The easy trail leads from the visitors center to most of the cliff writings that date from the early Indians to settlers heading... More 

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henderson, Nv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

First watch the film in the visitors center, then borrow a trail guide for the Inscription Trail at the desk. This is a paved 1/2 mile loop with beautiful and interesting petroglyphs and inscriptions by travelers over the years. We could not go on top of El Moro as we are not totally fit. The Inscription Trail can be done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

For someone not used to altitude, the hike can be a little steep but well worth the energy it takes. At the summit is a small excavated ancient pueblo that is an amazing look back early american civilization. There's also the old spring that served generations of travelers as well as the inscription wall that carries the marks of generations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

El Morro is beautiful and worth the trip! It's about a 3 hours visit but of course you can spend more time there! The area is well preserved and you will learn about the petroglyphs and the history of the settlers. After seeing the inscriptions, there is a 2 mile hike that will take you to the top of the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is an amazing national monument, made a monument in 1906. In addition to being a beautiful setting with an ancient pueblo on top of the bluff (likely abandoned around 1400) it carries inscriptions as early as 1605 of the Spanish Conquistadors, and later US army and US settlers on the walls. Endless stories can be told about the inscriptions.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We drove to El Morro from Albuquerque, not knowing what to expect. We ended up spending the entire day touring the area and walking the entire trail from Inscription Rock to the Indian ruins. It was a fascinating walk and we learned a lot about the history of the area. Be sure to get a trail guide from the Welcome... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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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Address: Address: HC 61, Ramah, NM 87321
Phone Number: 505-783-4226
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ramah

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