• Photo of El Morro NM-Headland Trail
  • Photo of El Morro NM-Headland Trail
  • Photo of El Morro NM-Headland Trail
  • Photo of El Morro NM-Headland Trail
  • Photo of El Morro NM-Headland Trail

Technical difficulty   Moderate

Coordinates 219

Uploaded August 23, 2008

Recorded August 2008

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7,450 f
7,218 f
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1.66 mi

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near El Morro, New Mexico (United States)

El Morro national monument. Although this trail description says that this is a one-way trail, it is really a 2 mile loop from the Visitor Center. (I started my tracking at the oasis, instead of the Visitor Center.) This National Monument was a great surprise to me. It has inscriptions of Spanish explorers as early as 1605. Then there are inscriptions of wagon trains from 1858. Of course, with such a wonderful oasis in the desert, there was also the indigenous population from 1275-1350AD who left petroglyphs and a the remains of an 875 room pueblo.

From the highway it just looks like a cliff, but this trail reveals an incredible box canyon inside.

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The ruins of what was once an 875 room pueblo.
El Morro visitor center

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