El Morro National Monument

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El Morro National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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El Morro National Monument

Address:HC 61 Box 43
Ramah, NM 87321

Phone:505-783-4226
Fax:505-783-4689
Web: www.nps.gov/elmo/
Size: 1,279 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on December 8, 1906.
Location:125 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. From I-40 at Gallup (56 miles), go south on NM 602, then east on NM 53 through Ramah. From I-40 at Grants (42 miles), go southwest on NM 53.
Facilities:Campground (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking.
Special Features:Ancestral Puebloans settled on the mesa top over 700 years ago. Spanish and American travelers rested, drank from the pool and carved their signatures, dates and messages for hundreds of years. Today, the national monument protects more than 2,000 inscriptions and petroglyphs, as well as Ancestral Puebloan ruins.

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