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Though it isn't necessary to camp here in order to see most of the park, a nine-site campground at El Morro is open year-round, with a fee of $5 per night charged from approximately April to November. No supplies are available within the park, so if you're planning on spending a night or two, be sure to arrive well equipped.

One nearby private enterprise, El Morro RV Park, Cabins & Cafe, HC 61, Box 44, Ramah, NM 87321 (tel. 505/783-4612; www.elmorro-nm.com), has cabins, RV and tent camping, and a cafe . The cabins are well appointed, and the baths clean.

For a completely unique place to stay, check out Cimarron Rose Bed & Breakfast, 30 miles southwest of Grants on NM 53 (tel. 800/856-5776; www.cimarronrose.com). This ecofriendly inn offers three suites, a great place for families or a romantic getaway. The atmospheric country lodgings range in size from their Cimarron, with a 1930s mountain cabin feel, to the Zuni Mountain, with two cozy bedrooms and a living room with a wood-burning stove. All have full kitchens, with Mexican tile and generous food supplies in case you don't want to eat out. The suites also offer living and dining areas, and are decorated with antiques and colorful local art. Each has a comfortable bed or beds, a patio, and medium size bath. The windows look out on ponderosa pine forest and native gardens certified as Backyard Wildlife Habitat, hosting more than 80 species of birds, including many zooming hummingbirds. Prices range from $125 to $195 per night. The inn also houses the Tierra Madre Arts Gallery, displaying regional art, with an excellent collection of Zuni fetishes and katsinas.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.