Loved El Morro
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If you love the high desert, wild flowers, history, native american culture, the counter culture and meeting the locals, El Morro RV Park and it's Ancient Way Cafe is a great place. The staff is friendly, the food at the cafe delicious and creative (apple pie whith chiles and pine nuts anyone?)and the cabins are cozy. I wish we could have stayed a week, there's so much that's unique to see near by. I will say that the extra beds in the cabin lofts are most suitable to older kids and agile adults. As a kid I would have loved it but I was perfectly happy with the regular beds on the "first floor". I loved meeting the cast of characters back to the land newbies, artists, bohemians, settlers decendants and Navaho and Zuni who work here or stop by for a meal, ice cream or a beer. I took early morning and moon-lit hikes up the trail right behind our cabin and found stunning wildflowers, rockformations, fossils, wildlife and beautiful veiws (flash light, hiking shoes and camera a must!) It's about a mile to the wonderful El Morro Monument- a mesa with the remains of an ancient pueblo, a miraculous year round pool at the base of cliffs, petraglyphs and grafiti carve by conquestadores and early American explores. A mile in the other direction is a unique restraunt opend by an enterprizing young chef of Navajo decent who spent several years in Europe studying cooking. A short drive away are easy hikes to an ice cave, a chain of small volcanos and the amazing El Malpais "badlands". Also the Zuni nation is near by with feast days, and Zuni-led tours.
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Reviewed 08/02/2012