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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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An alien world of beauty!

My boyfriend and I just did a (too) short trip to Albuquerque to visit his Aunt. We had already done a 7 hour Jeep Tour through the desert (which was wonderful!) so when she... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I just did a (too) short trip to Albuquerque to visit his Aunt. We had already done a 7 hour Jeep Tour through the desert (which was wonderful!) so when she picked us up and drove straight to this monument to hike, we didn't know how we were going to summon the energy (and shield the sunburn!)... More 

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Ingleside, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Tent Rocks Park is well worth a visit if you enjoy hikes and are staying near Santa Fe. The Slot Canyon hike is 1.5 miles and has beautiful scenic canyons to hike through. I highly recommend it! We are in decent shape and didn't have any problems with the gradual 630 ft elevation increase. The Cave hike is supposedly... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Not quite but probably the closest thing I have seen to pictures of Cappadocia, Turkey. Though we saw a much nicer slot canyon out in Utah last year, the hike into this slot canyon was awesome. The trail is fairly straight forward for the first 3/4 mile then BAM up, up, up you go - steep inclines, hot temperatures and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Two trails available - the Cave Loop is fairly easy and just over one mile; the Slot Canyon Trail is one mile one way (must return by the same route), but more challenging toward the top of the trail (you must climb over boulders in your path - good hiking shoes a plus). Take water and wear sunscreen (some shade... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Having lived in New Mexico off and on for the last 25 years, my wife and I have never gone to Tent Rocks. After reading about it in a travel magazine, we decided to make the trip! Tent Rocks is about an hour drive from Albuquerque or 45 minutes from Santa Fe. The setting is gorgeous... the canyon reminds me... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love this place. It's magical. The hiking was great! This is a photography dream. Sunrise and sunset are the most beautiful times for capturing impressive shadows made by the formations. Be prepared. Take plenty of water. Take sunscreen. Take a light to medium weight jacket. If it's hot, tie it around your waist. You never know when you might... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were staying in Santa Fe and knew we must hike here! My husband and I spent several hours here. This place is mind blowing beautiful! There are two bathrooms close to the parking lot so make sure you take advantage of those before you begin. We did have some effects from the altitude, so next time I would probably... More 

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A few things to now before you go. As with any hiking, comfortable shoes, clothes, and plenty of water. Because there is no cell service, don't go it alone. The slot trail is 1.2 miles, and when they say parts are steep they are not kidding. The end of this trail leads to an awesome overlook sight, but only the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Worth the one hour drive south on i25 to get to this National Monument. Check the map before you go as the exit on i25 for route NM 16 doesn't clearly identify this spot. You MUST bring adequate water as there isn't any available on site. Plan on at least an hour in desert climate. As others have said -... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Easy to get to (all paved roads), this is a great hiking area. Absolutely, positively carry water and if possible hike early in the day. There is a loop trail which is reasonably easy and a canyon trail which is more scenic and more demanding, especially the last part of the climb. I would be perfectly happy to do the... More 

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