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Address: HC 61, Ramah, NM 87321-9802
Phone Number: 505-783-4226
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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...You Won't Be Disappointed!

We had traveled from Grants to visit the Ice Cave and decided to go into Gallup the back way. El Morro was just the ticket to fill up the rest of our day! Nice drive with little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Al and Valorie B
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had traveled from Grants to visit the Ice Cave and decided to go into Gallup the back way. El Morro was just the ticket to fill up the rest of our day! Nice drive with little traffic going through the back country of New Mexico. Who would have thought the nice forests existed? This is NOT what you see... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is off the beaten trail, but the ride there is worth the while. This is history at it's best, and it's all laid out for you in glorious wonder. All of it involves hiking, and if you're going to climb to the top, please consider your condition, though having said that, the walk around the base is breathtaking... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to El Morro, attracted by the geology of the area. The monument was really worth the visit. There are ancient pueblo ruins, western pioneer history and interesting geology. The summer temps were much cooler than Tucson, and there was a small, attractive campground.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible place! Rangers and preservation crews are full of information and happy to share it. Inscriptions are amazing and hike to the top of the Mesa is rewarded with beautiful views and remains of a Wonderful pueblo. A must do!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

At the visitor center we were greeted most warmly by the great local staff and received a small booklet for interpreting the inscriptions. While those were nice, we very much enjoyed the roughly 2 mi hike up the rocks. The views of the landscape and into box canyon were very impressive, as were the remains of a pueblo in top.... More 

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This a great stop for history and hiking. The sandstone butte contains inscriptions from Native Americans (petroglyphs), Spanish/Mexican settlers and governors and Americans on their way to California in the 18th through 20th centuries. They're fascinating to read as you walk the trail around the butte. Be sure to take the trail to the top of the butte. The view... More 

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Ramah, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We live nearby and have met people from all over. It is the site of ancient ruins and majestic boulders. A continuous route for centuries! They have daily tours and very helpful rangers. Truly a treasure- don't miss!

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Drawn over the years to its secluded watering hole, pueblo Indians, Spanish explorers and workers on the nearby railroad have craved their names into the 200 feet sandstone monolith and then you can take the trail up on top of the Mesa to see some old Indian ruins dating from 1275-1400, the ancestors of today's Zuni people.

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

El Morro combines Indian ruins on the top with inscriptions on the face that date back hundreds of years. On the old trail to the west you can feel the travelers relief in finding the small pond at the base of the rock. If you time it right you can catch a guided tour that shows you the best sites.

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Sun City, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

They have a two mile interpretive trail that takes you around El Morro and you can see Inscriptions carved into the walls from centuries past, as well as incredible natural beauty. If it is summer as when we visited, make sure to come early to avoid the heat.

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