We knew nothing of El Morro NM prior to our visit. We had not even bothered to read the National Parks Book summary. The Mission '66-era Museum was immediately recognizable with it emphasize on glass cases, recreated drawings, small artifacts and sparse explanations. After the introductory video we remained unimpressed.
Then we took the trails up and around the sandstone monolith known as El Morro. What a great time!
El Morro NM is a remarkably fun place to spend an afternoon. The Park is small and its layout so perfect that it seems to be designed by a skilled urban spaces planner. The Site’s two trails are nice length and can be combined and finished in less than two hours. The half-mile Inscription Loop is paved and showcases the incredible old graffiti. Many of the inscriptions carry hilarious stories
Does this place sound cool to anyone but us? We sure hope so. Click here to read more. But either way, we are proud of our history-loving nerd-dom.
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