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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Cochiti Pueblo
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Set at 1,700-2,060 m (5,570-6,760 ft) elevations, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument features tall, cone-shaped rock formations, canyons, and hiking trails. The geological formations--the tent rocks or hoodoos--have been created by volcanic ash accumulation and sculpted by wind, water, freezing, and thawing, through millions of years of erosion. Take the 1.9 km (1.2 mi) trail, through canyons and overlooking the tent rocks, which can stretch as high as 27 m (90 ft). Another trail passes along the base of the rocks, on a 2 km (1.3 mi) loop; hike it to see them up close. Put Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and other Cochiti Pueblo attractions into our Cochiti Pueblo holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Amazing scenery! One of the most enjoyable hikes I've ever been on! Well worth the trip through the canyon to the top. Only 3 miles round trip and some amazing scenery. Take lots of water as there is ... read more »
It's an amazing hike to the top of Tent rocks. Every turn has a hidden treasure. Wonderful opportunity to take pictures. Tips: Need a proper shoe. Pls take a poncho just in case as the weather changes... read more »
I read other Trip Advisor reviews of the Tent Rocks National Monument and knew that it was a place that I wanted to visit. Still nothing could prepare me for how awesome the canyon and Tent Rocks were... read more »
I wasn't as excited to go here as I was for our other stops, but ironically I enjoyed it so much and it was my favorite place of our road trip!! The canyon trail was the best hike trail I've ever done! The whole way was just so memorable and beautiful. Personally my favorite view was before getting to the top! but once you reach the top it's just so stunning and beautiful. Make sure you have cash or a check book, they don't take credit cards! It's just $5 per car.
The slot canyon trail was a great hike. It had beautiful rock formations all along the way. It was interesting going through some very narrow areas in the slot canyon. The climb to the top at the end made the hike a nice challenge and the views were great when you got higher!
Beautiful location and well worth walking through! The map says its 3 miles to go on the longer path but it ended up being closer to 5. Don't go with small children (there are cliffs) or unless you're in okay physical shape (lots of inclines). There's an easier path that's more accessible
Minyoung Anna Lim
Spectacular! and fun place for hiking. May need some lifts for your lil ones. My 8yr old was able to manage.
Possibly the most unique rock formations I've seen. This national monument is a gem, and easily accessed from Santa Fe. If you are in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, this is a must do. No question. Make sure to hike all the way to the top! The views along the way are incredible, and the views as you rise above the tent rocks are phenomenal. Also, it sounds like it gets pretty busy on holiday weekends, with cars backed up waiting for entry, so either visit outside of peak times or get here early.
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