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Address: HC 61, Ramah, NM 87321
Phone Number: +1 505-783-4226
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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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A Fascinating Excursion from I-40

EL Morro is a beautiful place on the historic trail linking Zuni and Acoma pueblos - and more than that, it tells a fascinating story many centuries old, through the carved names... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

EL Morro is a beautiful place on the historic trail linking Zuni and Acoma pueblos - and more than that, it tells a fascinating story many centuries old, through the carved names left by travelers on the cliffs around the permanent water hole - always important in the desert! Among them are the Don Juan de Oñate party that passed... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

October 12, 2016 - After leaving the Ice Cave, we drove down Route 53 and stopped at the visitors center for El Morro National Monument. We talked with the rangers and watched an excellent video about the history of El Morro. The video showed how El Morror was involved in aspects of Spanish history. It showed the signatures and petroglyphs... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a brilliant national monument and free to enter! Make sure that you do the walk right around the rock face it really is worth it.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Morro Monument, a gem on the road from Sedona to Alamogordo. A large mesa, with large pueblo on top. And, a paved walk way around the mesa, to view the hundreds of inscriptions from Anglo, Spanish and Native Americans throughout the centuries. Nice museum with a friendly staff, a must stop if in the Ramah, New Mexico area.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Inscription Trail is an easy 1/2 mile paved route to see "signatures" ranging from petroglyphs to Spanish Conquistadors plus some modern additions. The Headland Trail requires a 250 climb either by concrete stairs and trails or by switchback trails and then a hike across uneven terrain -- a total of 2 miles including the Inscription Trail. It is a... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Our family visited El Morro National Monument on a recent Monday afternoon while traveling from Santa Fe to Chinle, AZ. We stopped at El Malpais National Monument first but weren't able to see much due to time constraints and how spread out the park is. El Morro however was perfect to visit and we had a great time. The visitor... More 

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Essex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

A superb, picturesque slab of rock with historical significance. I'd emphasise the fact that it is very scenic and easily walkable. If you are energetic you can walk up on to the top of the rock to find the remains of an old pueblo but it was enough for my partner & I to do the less strenuous and shorter... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We were here years ago and had to stop again when in the area. That said, it is quite a ways out of the way, but worth it. There are ruins on the top of the mesa that you can climb up to see. The views from the top are amazing. Then when you come back down you can see... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Only visited El Morro to get off the Interstate 40, but what a find. Stunning in every respect - history, location, geography. Call in at the visitor centre watch the 14 minute film and take the walk, not just the inscription loop but around the headland. You won't be disappointed - truly stunning. We made a special trip to El... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We love smaller out-of-the-way National Monuments. Well this is both. You really have to drive out in the booneys (and get a speeding warning along the way when you aren't watching your speed) to get to El Morro National Monument. There's a nice little Visitors Center. Not terrific. Pretty good film. We love the National Monument/Park films. They give so... More 

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