We had kind of forgotten about going to El Morro until we got to El Malpais and realized that we were most of the way there. It turned out to be one of the coolest hikes we’ve done. At first we thought it was more pueblos (and there are a lot of pueblos to see in Arizona and New Mexico.)
It turned out that El Morro was much more than that. It was a pretty large mesa that has a pool of water at the bottom. Travelers in the area have been stopping there for hundreds of years and carving their names into the sandstone. Then you can hike up to the top where the National Park service has carved a trail out of the mesa top – including steps!