El Morro NM

Inscription Rock, El Morro National Monument.  Click the image to open the El Morro NM gallery.

Inscription Rock, El Morro National Monument. Click the image to open the El Morro NM gallery.

El Morro National Monument is home to the famous Inscription Rock, on which prehistoric people, Spanish explorers, and Anglo settlers carved their marks over hundreds of years. At the base of the monolith lies a reliable waterhole, and atop the mesa sits Atsinna Pueblo, a 13th century Ancestral Puebloan village.

The American Southwest Virtual Museum hosts photographs of Native American artifacts and rock art and historic artifacts and inscriptions from El Morro National Monument, as well as professionally drafted architectural maps and additional photographs specific to Atsinna Pueblo.

Additional information about El Morro National Monument is available at the official National Park Service website for El Morro and at the Learning Center of the American Southwest El Morro National Monument page.