Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Cochiti Pueblo

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument by using our Cochiti Pueblo day trip planning app.
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  • This was a beautiful hike, less than an hour from Santa Fe. We hiked with kids ages 6 to 9. Pack a lunch and enjoy the picnic tables near the parking lot. Restrooms also available. Walk was flat and.....  more
    This was a beautiful hike, less than an hour from Santa Fe. We hiked with kids ages 6 to 9. Pack a lunch and enjoy the picnic tables near the parking lot. Restrooms also available. Walk was flat and.....  more »
  • The Cave Loop/Slot Canyon Trailhead is about an hour from Albuquerque and a little less from Santa Fe. Entry to the monument is $5 per car. I arrived at about 7:15 on a Sunday morning, and there was.....  more
    The Cave Loop/Slot Canyon Trailhead is about an hour from Albuquerque and a little less from Santa Fe. Entry to the monument is $5 per car. I arrived at about 7:15 on a Sunday morning, and there was.....  more »
  • The beauty created by layered material from over 40 volcanic eruptions, and the elements of wind and water over centuries. 
    The beauty created by layered material from over 40 volcanic eruptions, and the elements of wind and water over centuries.  more »
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  • This is probably my favorite hike I've done in New Mexico. The rock formations are absolutely incredible and unlike anything I've seen before , the hike isn't too difficult and you get to weave in and out of rocks, and the views are amazing from any part of the trail. There are 2 different trail options and I recommend doing both, neither take that long. I would also recommend getting to the trailhead on the earlier side, because the trail is narrow and gets crowded later in the day. You can also use your national parks pass to enter this park which is just another perk.
  • I've been 3 times, loved every second of it! (Stay to the right at the fork and take the slot canyon trail to the top). This place is a one of a kind. Absolutely spectacular views! Bring your best camera. Cannot wait to go again.
  • If you're an outdoorsy person or want to admire the wonderful rock formation the Tent rocks national monument is a great place to explore, learn and exercise. The park features a great paved access road and parking very close to the trails. It's usually not busy you'll discover some interesting views, caves, and unique rock formations along the trails.
  • I would like to go but COVID has closed this
  • JULY 29TH, 2021 UPDATE: still closed to the public unless you're a tribal member. We followed recent Google Maps reviews thinking that it was already accessible to the general public but it isn't yet. Do not drive here unless you're certain that it's open again. The surrounding area looks beautiful and we will definitely be back once it reopens.

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