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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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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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We went before noon on a sunny 100 degree day & still loved it!

This is a must. Allow about 3 hours or 4 if you walk slow uphill. Remember to bring double the amount of water you think you might need. You'll drink it all! Don't worry about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must. Allow about 3 hours or 4 if you walk slow uphill. Remember to bring double the amount of water you think you might need. You'll drink it all! Don't worry about the facilities because you'll likely absorb it all - but there are outhouses all over the entrance. This is a spiritual place. The Apache Tribe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clearly, we enjoyed seeing this, even if it was hot outside. The hike to view the tent rocks from below (Cave Trail) is fairly simple and you see all of the neat geologic formation in this area. We did not opt for the more difficult trail that leads up to the top of the mesa. Regardless, it was worth the... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a spectacular time at Tent Rocks. There are two trails open for hiking, the cave trail which is easier and a more difficult trail up the mountain (Slot Canyon). Please take plenty of water, wear bug repellent if you don't like flies, hat, proper hiking clothes, sunblock etc. You definitely want to come prepared for this hike. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came in March on our way from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, and this was one of the highlights of our trip. It got very windy in parts (that time of the year), but it is so worth it. We did a kind of loop, taking the top, slot canyon trail, and then coming back via the cave loop trail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the lesser known places in New Mexico, quite accidentally found it in the list of things to do in the surrounding area of Santa Fe. Snow added charm for the landscapes. Be cautious when going for a hike in winter. The surface is slippery and quite unpredictable, the winds are strong. The views are stunning as you climb... More 

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Forestville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tent Rocks has some very interesting rock formations – they have earned the name as they do really resemble tents. It's always fun to walk through a canyon, and part of the walk does just that. If you're in the photography there are no shortage of great views and wonderful angles, that is, if you can do so without having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. About an hour drive from Santa Fe depending on the traffic. It's a MUST DO for all geologists. Great fun, numerous photo ops and a lasting memory for everyone else. There is a fairly well marked trail for climbing the mountains. Most of the hike will be on rocks. Some of the ground is... More 

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Hurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful and unique place. The whole place is a wonder but the trails are a true gem. Hiking into the canyons and seeing the cliff walls are breathtaking. It's a fairly easy hike as well. Be sure to take water with you (and a camera)! The native flora and fauna along with the rock formations make this one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In short, this place was pretty awesome and amazing that you could get so up close with the rock formations. Most of the formations are composed of Tuff with is compressed volcanic ash from thousands of years ago. The water and wind have since eroded it into fantastic looking art that you can walk through and experience. Truly every time... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go as far into the slot canyon as you are capable!The walking is easy until one reaches the first rock scrambles and narrow passage ways. The hoodoos become more prevalent as you go along. My wife, aged 63, made several of the scrambles but decided that was enough for her. She thoroughly enjoyed the hike and said she will try... More 

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