El Morro National Monument, Ramah

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#17 of 88 in Nature in New Mexico
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  • Couldn't believe this was free! Visitor center with restrooms, gift shop and you can watch a 15 minute video. Inscription trail was marked with some of the flora of the area. Nicely paved and easy 1/2...  more »
  • Watch your step for rattle snakes and be careful with some of those cactus. Pay attention to the marked trails to go in the right direction, take plenty of water and some snacks! Close to the wolf san...  more »
  • There is free campsite nearby:) This is very nice and not crowded monument. Interesting walk in that place that you need to take.  more »
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  • This is a beautiful little park with a nice well organised trail. It's free entry and do talk to the rangers at visitor center, they will give you a self-guide book which tells a lot of interesting stories of history of the place. The full trail is only 2 miles long but do save 1.5 to 2 hour for that since you might want to take some time stop for pictures and views as well as reading the stories on the self-guide book! There is also a short trail option with paved foot path though, highly recommend to take the long one, it does climb up a bit but not a difficult walk, and the view is definitely worth to see.
  • Awesome small National Park/National Monument. Hundreds of inscriptions in cliff walls from the the 1800s and prior. Two trails:. One is short and mostly handicap accessible. The other requires a little climbing. Give yourself more than 2 hours prior to closing for the longer trail or the Park Ranger will prohibit your access. They need to know you make it out before closing, for you safety.
  • El Morro National Monument is a wonderful place and an amazing walk through time. Seeing the thousands of years of people that have passed by this one place simply because of the presence of water in a dry land really brings to perspective the short time we have on this world. The trail is an easy walk and everything is wonderfully maintained. So many pictures to be taken!!!
  • We were here in late November on a beautiful day. You can take several self-guided tours on trails of different lengths and difficulty. The shorter one was breathtakingly beautiful with writings and petroglyphs.
  • They honor our Second Amendment rights everywhere except for the Visitor's Center. The campgrounds are a first come first serve place which is slightly inconvenient because there aren't too many other options in that area. If you've traveled all the way to El Morro with a group that needs toilets and running water only to discover that all the campsites are taken, then you're totally S.O.L. Now if you can rough it, then you've got nothing to worry about because El Morro is totally surrounded by unadulterated wilderness where you can primitive camp.

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