El Morro National Monument is a fascinating mixture of both human and natural history. Rising 200 feet above the valley floor, this massive sandstone bluff was a welcome landmark for weary travelers. A reliable waterhole hidden at its base made El Morro (or Inscription Rock) a popular campsite. Today, the Monument protects over 2,000 inscriptions and petroglyphs, as well as Ancestral Puebloan ruins.
Leashed pets are permitted in the park, but are not allowed in the buildings. Leashes must be no longer than six feet.