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'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.

   

CONTACTS

Email - ELMO_Superintendent@nps.gov

Fax- 505-783-4689

Write to
El Morro National Monument
Rt. 2, Box 43
Ramah, NM 87321-9603

Phone
Visitor Information - 505-783-4226

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
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.

Getting There
CAR - 56 miles southeast of Gallup, NM via Highways 602 and 53; 42 miles southwest of Grants, NM via Highway 53.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - No public transportation to the area.

Weather & Climate
Winters can be cold, with snow and wind. Summers are hot with possible thunder showers.

Accessibility
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.


CAMPING

El Morro
Open All Year
One nine site campground located in the park. Sites are first-come, first-served. Fees charged during summer months.

FACILITIES

Visitor Centers
EL MORRO NATIONAL MONUMENT
Open All Year 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone - 505-783-4226
Location - 56 miles southeast of Gallup, NM via Highways 602 and 53; 42 miles southwest of Grants, NM via Highway 53.
Special Programs - A 15 minute videotape gives an introduction to the park. Arts and crafts demonstrations by local artisans are usually offered once per month during the summer.
Exhibits - The museum has exhibits on the 700 years of human activity at El Morro.
Available Facilities - Restrooms, drinking water.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near El Morro National Monument.
 Campgrounds Near El Morro National Monument:
El Morro RV Park, Ramah, 1 miles away
Tanaja Trading Post, Ramah, 1 miles away
Nutria Campground, McKinley County, 11 miles away
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary - Non-profit, Pinehill, 13 miles away
McGaffey, Continental Divide, 13 miles away
McGaffey Group, Continental Divide, 13 miles away
El Morro RV Park and Ancient Way Cafe, Ramah, 14 miles away
 Hotels Near El Morro National Monument:
Comfort Suites Gallup, Gallup , 25 miles away
TownePlace Suites Gallup, Gallup , 25 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Gallup, Gallup , 25 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GALLUP EAST, Gallup , 25 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Gallup, Gallup , 25 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Red Rock-Gallup, Gallup , 26 miles away
Best Western Plus Gallup Inn & Suites, Gallup , 27 miles away
 Ski Areas Near El Morro National Monument:
Sunrise Park, Arizona , 99 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 65 runs
 Public Lands Near El Morro National Monument:
El Malpais National Monument, Grants - NM , 46 miles away
Bluewater Lake State Park, New Mexico , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near El Morro National Monument
McGaffey Lake, McKinley County , 14 miles away
Black Rock Reservoir, McKinley County , 20 miles away

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