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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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Who knew the hike would be this AMAZING?!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Sally L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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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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Savannah GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our group had a great time hiking the easy trails around the property. The views were fantastic and made more interesting by the loaner guidebooks. This is a mist see sight when passing by.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Rushing through the Southwest on interstates can easily cause a visitor to miss the unusual and unique. Such a site is El Morro, the site of water in a parched land and the location of a white cliff that bears the inscribed names of visitors from the time of the Spanish explorers to the immigrants moving west. Hiking trails are... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We live in Albuquerque, NM and have visited El Morro National Monument on 2 occasions. We have walked the Inscription Trail at the base of the rock (1/2 the total trail) and have walked up the rock to view/visit the pueblo ruins at the top. Both walks/hikes were easy enough for my 8yo and 5yo to complete. However, hiking in... More 

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American Fork, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Took our kids to see the Inscription Rock- interesting history of the water pool and ancient Indian pueblos found high on top of the rocks. Short hike around the base of the rock to read beautifully carved names and writings. Free visit. Self guided tours with booklet to describe what you see.

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Providence, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

As we travel the Southwest, we've found it's always worth the effort to get off the Interstate freeways. This side trip to El Morro National Monument reinforced our thought and was well worth the miles. We first entered the Visitor Center where we were welcomed by the Rangers. They answered all our questions and were very friendly (and patient). We... More 

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