" Inscription Rock" is a soft sandstone monolith,
rising 200 feet above the valley floor,
on which are carved hundreds of inscriptions. The monument also includes pre-Columbian petroglyphs and Pueblo Indian ruins. Proclaimed Dec. 8, 1906. Boundary changes: June 18, 1917; June 14, 1950. Acreage-- 1,278.72, federal: 1,039.92, non-federal: 238.80.
Daily, summer: Visitor Center: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Trails:
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; winter: Visitor Center: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
Trails: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed December 25 and January 1.
How to Get to El Morro National Monument
What's the Nearest Airport to El Morro National Monument - Nearest commercial airport at Albuquerque, NM.
How to Drive to El Morro National Monument -56 miles southeast of Gallup, NM via Highways 602 and 53; 42 miles southwest of Grants, NM via Highway 53.
Weather & Climate
Winters can be cold, with snow and wind. Summers are hot with possible thunder showers.
The parking lot, picnic tables, campground, and visitor center are wheelchair accessible. The Inscription Rock Trail is paved and wheelchair accessible with assistance. The Mesa Top Trail is not.
Where to Stay a
El Morro National Monument
Camping at El Morro National Monument
Open All Year
One nine site campground located in the park. Sites are first-come, first-served. Fees charged during summer months.
Activities and More Information
Set aside two to four hours to visit the museum/visitor center and enjoy the self-guiding trails.
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