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Address: HC 61, Ramah, NM 87321
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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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Beautiful day for a nice hike

My husband and I moved here from NJ and we've been doing some day trips. This day we decided to drive over to El Morro after visiting El Malpais NM. The only part we were able... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I moved here from NJ and we've been doing some day trips. This day we decided to drive over to El Morro after visiting El Malpais NM. The only part we were able the hike was the Inscription Trail. The other trails were snow covered and dangerous to hike. The park rangers were very nice and helpful.... More 

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Brooklet, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As early as records have shown travellers passing by, the sheltered fresh-water spring provided all with life-saving sustenance. The trees in this little oasis sheltered passerbys from the broiling Sun. The overhanging rock sheltered travellers from all kinds of severe storms as well. When Spanish forces came through the area, they were led to the spring, and decided to set... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Morro is a hidden gem perfect for anyone interested in the history of this fascinating area of the US. This impressive rock formation has a treasure trove of inscriptions from native Americans, through the Spanish in the 1600's through the travelers heading west in the 1800's. A slightly longer hike takes you to interesting Indian ruins with fabulous views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Inscription Rock, El Morro National Monument is a very nice stop to get out and stretch your legs. The walk up to Inscription Rock is pleasant and the petroglyphs

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Boston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by and explore on your way to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. Hike id you prefer or just enjoy the view and take a few photos.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

On the original route between Zuni & Acoma Pueblo, highway 53. A pleasant 2 mile walk that includes seeing petroglyphs, writings by Spanish explorers, American settlers, etc. The trail continues up to the mesa with 360 views and ruins of an ancestral Zuni village. Set aside in 1906 makes it one of the oldest monuments in the system. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Inscription rock, i.e. El Morro, the Spanish conquistadores came through here in the search of the seven ( 7 ) cities of gold. We took a weekend trip out in that area since my wife had never seen it. She was so amazed of the vistas and the rock it self. Its a good day trip from Albuquerque, New Mexico.... More 

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Thank Clarence C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful spot and a fun ( but easy) climb to the top of the Mesa. A great visitor's center as well as interesting history and archeology

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The "recent petroglyphs' were very interesting. The counter clockwise (the shortest route to the top where ancient ruins lay) panoramic tour of el morro was really cool and amazing. The hike was about 100 minutes and totally worth it. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

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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