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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Cochiti Pueblo, NM
505-761-8700
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is closed to dogs.  Some things to consider before visiting: 1) There are no services or drinking water... more »
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

OK so going in August at 11am is not a good idea but going is a GREAT idea. It is beautiful and fun. It is such a great hike. I cannot wait to go again when it is cool and I can enjoy it all the more.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful day hike close to Santa Fe and Albuquerque. My wife and I went on the spur of the moment sometime in July. The mistake we made is that we arrived around noon; it can be pretty hot in the sun at that time of day. When I go back I will time it for an early... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The rock formations are amazing. We were there in July and started our hike at noon when it was quite hot. We made it to the top and back to the parking lot by 3:00 PM just as the thunderstorm came roaring through. Our 6 and 11-year olds needed some coaxing to get to the top but, in the end,... More

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Darien, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Bandelier and Taos are more well-known day trips from Santa Fe, but they have nothing on Tent Rocks. Tent Rocks offers unexpected diversity with its signature formations, narrow winding carved canyons, and expansive views. Because some trail portions are definitely single-file, go early in the day to avoid waiting for hikers traveling in the opposite direction from the peak. It's... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Tent Rocks is a beautifully hidden secret just north of Albuquerque. My father who has lived there for over 40 years had never been. The facilities are pretty spartan (no water available at all) but there are some picnic tables available. There are two basic main hikes, one to the cave and the other to the top. The hike if... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Go early to enjoy the relative solitude and also to avoid the heat. We visited this site the end of June and got there around 8:30am. We encountered only 2 or 3 other groups on the way up that were headed back down. This is nature at its best. The scenery is indescribable and really photos cannot do it justice.... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went on Saturday 8/2/14 with our out of state family! Was a great hike up and down-lots of slippery areas so be sure to wear good shoes-also bring extra water or drinks in a backpack or cooler. Do not forget your camera-we took a million pictures!! I had to laugh bc some of the rock formations were fallic in... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

During our trip to NM, this was our favorite thing we did. Please know that the slot canyon trail is difficult and is not 1.3 miles as stated. I have a GPS hiking tracker and round trip was 4.8 miles from bottom to the very top and back. You climb rocks, walk slippery trails, and go through very narrow slots... More

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Columbus, Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

These rocks were more interesting than I expected! Really very curious. The main cave loop trail will take you to the tent rocks and a very small cave-ish thing. The canyon trail--considered to be more difficult--is AMAZING. Canyon trail will take you between the walls of a beautiful canyon where you will experience up close the layers of rock and... More

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Pittsburgh
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Another family member took me to this beautiful site, and we planned to only climb part of the way. I luckily had sunscreen and water but did not have a hat. The farther we went, the more I wanted to make it to the top. I found the climb challenging, but I also was carrying some items which did not... More

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