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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Cochiti Pueblo, NM
505-761-8700
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
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Ann Arbor, MI
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126 reviews 126 reviews
7 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

If you are in the Santa Fe or the Albuquerque area, this is almost a must stop. The hike is not long, but can be strenuous at times if you go all the way to the top. The scenery is terrific and the rock formations are very cool. We hiked to the top and the view of the valley and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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123 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very interesting rock formations, a short hike from the parking area. There is no visitor center, but if you want a stamp for your National Parks Passport, you can get one at the entrance booth. Be warned: the speed limit is 25 mph and they have dips and speed bumps all along the route from the entrance to the parking... More

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A must visit if you are in the Albuquerque area. You can spend a short time or take the longer hike. Either way, you will not be disappointed.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Kasha-Katuwe means White Cliffs in the Keres language of Cochiti Pueblo. Formed as part of a great volcanic eruption over 6 million years ago the "Tent Rocks" are a spectacular site. Similar to Cappadocia in Turkey the formations are well worth the effort. There is a 1.5 mile hike through the canyon with a rise of about 630' to just... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Someone recommended this place to me and I can' t thank them enough. Breathtaking and unexpected. Very impressive, but also very manageable if you only have a couple of hours to kill. Climb to the top - a couple of spots would be tricky for unsteady walkers or older seniors, otherwise no big deal - the walk up keeps revealing... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Highly recommend this hike, a short distance from Santa Fe. Great "bang for your buck", meaning lots of unusual scenery in a short, only moderately strenuous hike. Lots of seniors and very young children were doing this on the day we were here. Fantastic views from the top of the canyon trail.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The "tent rocks" is worth the drive off the beaten train and into the Canyon Trail. It's not a challenging trail except for the last leg. The tent rocks are quite unusual and a must see if you have time while in Santa Fe. Wind through the canyon and around the rocks, then climb for a great view below.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a compact national park that can be nicely viewed in a couple of hours of light hiking. Definitely take the Canyon Trail, which is a little tougher, but very doable for people with average fitness. This trail winds through a narrow slot canyon where you get up close and personal with amazing rock structures and terminates with a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We spent 5 days hiking in different areas of New Mexico this March. Having never been to New Mexico we wanted to experience everything, which is difficult in a state so big! The last hike we did was Kasha-Katuwe. It was amazing. Seriously amazing. It has all you could expect…slot canyon, rock formations, 360 degree views. It's not a difficult... More

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mattapoisett, ma
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19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This was a great escape from Santa Fe. Santa Fe is beautiful and you should definately spend some time meandering around the shops, museums and restaurants but then drive the 45 minutes to Tent Rocks. What a gorgeous place! We arrived kind of late - about 3pm which was great because we had the place to ourselves! The other thing... More

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