El Morro National Monument
I broke camp early after eating a little breakfast and then waited for the park to open at 9am. The following are pictures from walking by “Inscription Rock” and from hiking to the top of El Morro:
El Morro was known as a watering hole for travelers in the area since it was the only water source for fourty miles around. The water gets collected in small bond at the base of the cliff from snowmelt and rain water run off. Like all National Parks in this country, this was top-notch and the camping was excellent. El Morro is not a big attraction but worth checking out if you are in the area.
I left Colorado Springs, CO around 8am and made it to El Morro National Monument, NM around 5pm today. The trip was excellent but I will say that the 200 miles of interstate that I took from Sante Fe, NM to Grants, NM was not that exciting. In fact, once you leave Taos, NM the road becomes uninteresting but I needed to make it to El Morro National Monument by days end so had to take this more direct route. Here are pictures from the area: