El Morro National Monument, Ramah
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
El Morro National Monument is located in Ramah. Our Ramah tourist route planner makes visiting El Morro National Monument and other Ramah attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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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,... read more »
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 ... read more »
We enjoyed our trip to El Morro. We didnt do the whole trail just the part with the inscription but it was very interesting and a nice paved walk. The pool was nice to view also.
Beautiful carvings on the wall, great view from the top. Careful though, the walk up is pretty harsh. Lots of switch-backs. If you are not in good shape, get in better shape and go. Totally worth the climb to talk to the locals about the ruins that are there and see the area around you.
Fascinating place! The petroglyphs and all the inscriptions were amazing! To think about the people who made them and imagine who they must have been makes it even better. The guide at the visitor center when we stopped in was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend it and would love to go again!
I went to photograph El Morro almost every day I was in the area. I only took the hike once. It is a bit of a strain if you are not used to the altitude and when the sun is beating down in July. Plan to take your time if you are not in great shape and bring plenty of water. But the view from the top is worth it as are the ruins if you love that sort of thing, which I do. The benefit of going in July is the incredible beauty of the monsoon clouds on the horizon, which you can see in all directions.
It's a pretty unknown Monument with few people and beautiful country side. The campground here was great. Very clean, well maintained and Free! That alone is worth a visit.
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El Morro National Monument is a gem in the western New Mexico desert, . Great historical site, home of Ancestral Puebloans, with several hikes to view petroglyphs. Make sure to stop at the El Morro Visitor's Center to learn about the cultural history of the area and pick-up a map. I'd suggest continuing your journey to the El Malpais National Monument & Conservation Area, just a few miles away.
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