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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Address: Cochiti Pueblo, NM
Phone Number: 505-761-8700
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Formed by volcanic explosions during the last million years, these cone-shaped rock formations were...
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Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I came here on a snowy Feb. day and was a bit worried about road conditions. The road was a little snow covered at some points, the parking lot was not plowed. But it was open. The road was closed right past the first lot, though I'm not sure what is beyond that area. No regrets going. Even in the... More 

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Karnack, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Tent Rocks was a great surprise. Things to know before you go: It costs $5/vehicle to enter. They only take cash and checks, and you have to have exact change. Don't get started too late in the day; they close at 5 p.m. in the winter. Bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. There is no water at all... More 

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New Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A trip here is well worth it,spectacular views and fantastic rock formations.2 different trails to take for different levels of hiking expertise.you need to bring plenty of water and sunscreen

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Santa Fe, NM
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Tent Rocks really rocks! We just returned from a 2 hour hike amidst these unusal and beautiful rock formations, and it was a great way to spend a warm (high 60's), February afternoon. This attraction is about 40 miles from Santa Fe on good roads all the way; if you have a senior pass for Natl. Parks and Federal Recreational... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We drove out from Santa Fe, about a 45 minute drive. There is a $5/car admission charge, and we found the park service staff to be helpful, as they gave us a map and brochure, and told us which direction to go. There are two trails from the main trailhead --the cave loop, and the slot canyon trail. The cave... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A beautiful sunny 69 degree Febuary day at Tent Rocks. We first did the loop to the cave (shorter if you head right instead of left out of the parking lot for those who want an easy hike under a mile.) but really nice if you take the left route then head into the slot canyon up to the end... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Uncrowded, with spectacular rock formations. The hike is easy, but remember the elevation and sun; so dress appropriately and bring water. If you're a photographer, try to be there in the early morning or at dusk when the light & shadows enchant. This is a great place to bring children (but no dogs).

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Providence, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Even though the thermometer showed upper thirties, the sun warmed the air so our January hike was pleasant. There was a lot of packed snow in the slot canyon area so the footing required caution but the sites were worth the effort. We didn't make it to the top, however. We did drive to the Veteran's Overlook to see a... More 

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Yorkville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

WE visited Tent Rocks on a snowy day in January but it was still very enjoyable. The hike around the rocks was fairly easy and scenic. We were the only car that took the drive on the road to the scenic overlook. The snow was falling quietly and the only thing that could be heard was th birds singing. Truly... More 

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Carefree
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beauty lies in so many remote and UNcommercialized places throughout New Mexico. Not many people know about Tent Rocks, however, it is definitely worth the 35 minute drive off of I-25 out to the Cochiti Pueblo and the short hike back to see this other-worldly spectacular area. A photographers dream, much like the toadstool rocks near Escalante, Utah. While you... More 

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