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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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Address: Cochiti Pueblo, NM
Phone Number: 505-761-8700
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Formed by volcanic explosions during the last million years, these...
Formed by volcanic explosions during the last million years, these cone-shaped rock formations were formed, which range in height from a few feet to 90 feet.
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Incredible place, wish we had more time

This place is a MUST see in the area, please do your elf a favor and DON'T pass this by. The hike to the monument is right off the parking area and the left loop is moderate and... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is a MUST see in the area, please do your elf a favor and DON'T pass this by. The hike to the monument is right off the parking area and the left loop is moderate and mostly downhill. The rock formations change with every step, and each angle present another perfect picture. Can't recommend highly enough.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This national monument is a great place for a fairly easy walk, or a good hike; whichever you prefer! Along the way, you will see really cool cliffs and rock formations worth the walk to see.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You have never seen anything like this, well worth the 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Albuquerque. Ancient volcanoes spewed ash and created tent-like rock structures that have to be seen to be believed. Recommend walking sticks, hiking shoes, camera (duh), water picnic lunch for after the hike. We did not do the cave loop but the canyon hike... More 

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Russellville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few places in the world that made me laugh out loud with joy just starting at the trail head. Anyone can go and get something out of it. Even wheel chairs can go far enough into the lower trails to see amazing sites. You should be in decent shape to go all of the way... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great day hike just an hour outside of Albuquerque. While the "tent rocks" are very cool the box canyon was my favorite part of the hike. In parts, the box canyon is about 4' wide in others it opens up to 15' or more. Well worth the time and hike!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We loved the slot canyon. So peaceful hiking early morning before it gets crowded. Lots of beautiful images from the formations.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is not a long hike if you just go to the cave and back down. It would be perfect for smaller children and they could do most of the other trail. The other trail that takes you up to the summit is a bit tricky. Lots of climbing and scrambling over rocks'. The views are just awesome'. The good... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a great hike with absolutely beautiful views. You will be amazed that this is on our wonderful earth. Bring a picnic lunch, water, and a camera. This would be a great family outing to. Not sure I would take anyone under 10ish years of age though. Only $5 per vehicle to get into the park.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A local Albuquerque resident suggested we stop on our way back to Santa Fe. I am so glad we did. The rocks were beautiful! We hiked the 1.1 mile trail that went through the center of the rocks. I found the hike to be comfortable. My 62 year old mother had a hard time catching her breath on the uphill... More 

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New Preston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is great! The rock formations are unbelievable and the hike up the slot canyon is fantastic. It is not too long and though the last part can get a little steep, it's pretty easily manageable for everyone. The view from the top is well worth the effort. If you prefer an easy hike, there's a nice loop trail... More 

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