El Morro National Monument, New Mexico Recreation Area Info & Images

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Directions

From Albuquerque, NM, or from the east: take Interstate 40 west to Grants. At exit 81, go south on Highway 53 for 42 miles to El Morro National Monument. From Flagstaff, AZ, or from the west: take Interstate 40 east to Gallup. At exit 20, go south on Highway 602 for about 31 miles. Turn east (left) onto Highway 53. El Morro is 25 more miles.

Phone

(505) 783-4226

Activities

HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING

Campground Reservations

New Mexico Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

New Mexico Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More New Mexico Recreation Areas | El Morro National Monument Official Website | El Morro National Monument Map

Imagine the refreshment of finding water after days of dusty travel. A reliable waterhole hidden at the base of a sandstone bluff made El Morro (the headland) a popular campsite for hundreds of years. Here, Ancestral Puebloans, Spanish and American travelers carved over 2,000 signatures, dates, messages, and petroglyphs. Make El Morro National Monument a stopping point on your travels.