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El Morro National Monument

Hc 61, Ramah, NM 87321-9802
+1 505-783-4226
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Beautiful, Enchanting and Fun

We didn't know what to expect, we were headed back east from our trip across the country, trying to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Valentina T
Chatham, Massachusetts
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Unique National Monument

What an interesting variety of history packed into a small national monument! We stopped at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Famous for its 200-foot sandstone bluff, the bottom of the monument contains seven centuries of human inscriptions.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hc 61, Ramah, NM 87321-9802
+1 505-783-4226
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect, we were headed back east from our trip across the country, trying to stop at as many national parks and monuments as possible. The morning was perfect - sunny with a slight breeze, low 70s. The staff was incredibly...More

Thank Valentina T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting variety of history packed into a small national monument! We stopped at the visitor center first where the ranger gave a us a quick but detailed overview of the trail. She was wonderful - explaining our options for the hike, providing visuals...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The scenery along the hiking trail was stupendous. The trail was a bit strenuous as it neared the top with several switchbacks. The effort was worth it for the view from the top!

Thank John J
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

The route to El Morro is scenic passing through Zuni territory. Once you arrive the view is spectacular! There are three trails 2 are .5 miles and the third (Atsinni Pueblo ruins) is 1.5 miles. The Visitor Center at the base offers clean restrooms, fresh...More

Thank Lpgreear
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

It's kind of silly to rate national parks and monuments but here goes. This park is famous for the large sandstone formation which gives it its name, a natural cistern which was used by travelers through the ages, and the numerous inscriptions on the wall...More

Thank richard c
Reviewed May 29, 2017

This is a fascinating stop which doesn't need to take a lot of time. Essentially this is a desert watering hole and has been for centuries. So many travelers have come through this way. At some point, the travelers started marking their names into the...More

1  Thank Doug G
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Only a two mile loop and about half of it paved, but the high elevation makes it a bit challenging to hike. But wonderful views from the top, where there's Pueblo ruins. I recommend doing the full loop, not just the first part with petroglyphs...More

1  Thank MF63_11
Reviewed May 24, 2017

A very unusual sandstone formation because this site has water. Essential for travel before the motorized age. An attractive visitor center with displays and a movie. Trails around the site both at the base and up over the top. The lower trail is much less...More

Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Hubby and I had just spent a long while at the sister monument El Malpais before heading this direction to see El Morro so we were tired and it was getting later by the time we showed up. We didn't go up the mesa path...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Beautiful views and great hiking. Natural history at it's best. Many other interesting places to see and dining close by.

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Response from CyndyandByron | Reviewed this property |
El Morro is in an undeveloped area, but Grants and especially Gallup, New Mexico, have many reasonably priced franchise hotels. There are several bed and breakfast inns as well as private rentals, but expect to pay... More
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Response from Trudy C | Reviewed this property |
They do allow dogs, on the bluff you may have to carry your dog over parts of the trail. It is very windy on the bluff. Everyone was very friendly. As to how the weather is I live in Oklahoma I can not tell you their local... More