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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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Millburn, NJ
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133 reviews 133 reviews
25 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful and scenic place, but the hike to the peak is more difficult than you might imagine, especially if you're not in shape. The views from the top are wonderful, but take your time getting there and be sure to bring water!

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Alamogordo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

40 miles northwest of Albuquerque is one of the most beautiful and easiest hikes in the NM mountains. The geological formations are spectacular, like a mini Bryce Canyon.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were here in October and it was perfect. So worth seeing! The canyon hike gets a little hairy at the end. Very steep. We did not have poles but obviously we lived! Also, make the drive to the Veterans overlook which is 3 more miles up a so-so dirt road. We were the only people there and the one... More

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pa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

New Mexico has greatly varied landscape and this was an area of unique formations. We did the shorter of the two hikes (without the steep climb and narrow passes) and thoroughly enjoyed all the formations. They were different from anything we had seen anywhere. We were going from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and it took us about 1/2 hr. off... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area do not pass this park up. This is very different and unique. It has a lower main loop walk around the bottom. If you more fit then definitely take the hike up to the top. You have a 360 view that its absolutely gorgeous. The canyon is breathtaking. Go early though, by the time... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This was a great afternoon hike in NM! We went in mid October and spent about 3-4 hours on the trails. Even if you want to just spend an hour or two here you would enjoy the views. There were three adults and two kids (youngest was six); we decided to try the longer trail and boy were we happy... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you like unique hikes, this one is for you. As you are driving north from Santa Fe, New Mexico, is about 20/25 minutes off of the Highway. You first go through the entrance/check point area by BLM and pay the entrance fee or show your park passes. Then you proceed to the parking area, and there seemed to be... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

So close and so accessible, this was a walk/hike/climb through slot canyons that were breathtaking and tent rocks that made for picture perfect moments. Felt like I was walking through Ansel Adams pictures. Great for families, worth the hike and climb to the top to see the views.

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Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The tent rocks are unbelievably beautiful and awe-inspiring. My wife and I (in our 60s) are not experienced hikers but we are in fair condition. We were told that the hike was not difficult but we found that it was quite challenging. The path is very narrow and almost vertical in places, and the elevation makes breathing hard at times.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I'm glad we drove out here to see for ourselves. Be sure to take everything you'll need as the day we visited there were no venders about. There's also an earthen dam close by the on the Rio Grande at Cochiti, that you need to see.

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