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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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Address: Jemez Springs, Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87025
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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What a gem this is, hidden in barren country that one would never expect to have a venue like this. The narrow slot canyons are gorgeous and fun to walk through, the pamphlet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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laconia, nh
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had searched the internet extensively beforehand and the main trail was only referred to as the tent rocks trail. A second trail on YouTube is referred to as the the slot canyon. When we arrived at the fee station and tried to understand where the trailhead was for the tent rocks trailed we were told snippily by the ranger... More 

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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a gem this is, hidden in barren country that one would never expect to have a venue like this. The narrow slot canyons are gorgeous and fun to walk through, the pamphlet talking about plats you see on the hike is a plus, and the climb is not too much for this elderly chubby guy. The views on top... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked here right after Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time. Had limited time so we were only able to hike the slot canyon with was pretty awesome. We arrived early enough that we missed most of the crowd but ran into them on our way out. Would definitely recommend arriving early. This hike is not suited for small children or... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had grown kids, one r mths pregnant, a 3 year old and 50's grandparents. Loose rocks and areas you need to step up on. Go early. Gets crowded after 2. Took us 3 hours for 3 miles but we stopped and took lots of pics and rested. Most problem was breathing. Were from Chicago. Just take your time. Weather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like other reviews we didn't know what to expect. Once inside this is one of the most fun hikes we've done since Big Bend and the more well known parts of the Grand Canyon. Fascinating rock history and erosion over the millennia lead to fun twisting turning canyon trails, they can get narrow, steep, it's a nice stroll plus your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place on my own when traveling to Santa Fe before thanksgiving and it did not disappointed me. I arrived at 8:30am and rarely saw anybody in the trail. The canyon was so quiet that I can only hear little stone rolling down the slope due to the wind. The tent rocks looked amazing at sunrise. I started with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife planned this and I happily agreed to go along not really knowing what I was in for. It's about a 50 min drive from Santa Fe but certainly well worth it. Wear hiking shoes, layer your clothing and bring your hydration and energy bars. At the outset, the hike is about a mile maybe more and it gets... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check out the web site for Kasha-Katuwe National Monument web site. As a 70 yr old coupe with a new hip and knee we hiked up the 700 ft trail to the top of the monument. Every 20 ft was a different scene with twists and turns and ascent to the top. A great refined picnic area at the base,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cone shaped formations are really beautiful. The slot canyon trail was just gorgeous. I am so glad we read about this place on our travel group. It was worth the stop.

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the slot canyon trail in the morning and loved the serenity of the canyon as we passed through. We saw about a dozen others (and a university class at the top) but always felt that we had the place to ourselves. Beautiful views, great lookouts and amazing formations. I had never heard about this place before and just... More 

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