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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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Laura553 wrote a review Aug 2020
Edmond, Oklahoma44 contributions23 helpful votes
This was a beautiful hike, less than an hour from Santa Fe. We hiked with kids ages 6 to 9. Pack a lunch and enjoy the picnic tables near the parking lot. Restrooms also available. Walk was flat and easy to the start of the tent rocks. From there, we found it to be an easy to moderate hike with a few narrow passages but easy enough for our littles. The end is a steep incline for a view from the top but not necessary to climb to still enjoy the wonderful views.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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phvi2617 wrote a review Jun 2020
Anaheim, California206 contributions36 helpful votes
The Cave Loop/Slot Canyon Trailhead is about an hour from Albuquerque and a little less from Santa Fe. Entry to the monument is $5 per car. I arrived at about 7:15 on a Sunday morning, and there was plenty of parking. There are pit toilets and free maps at the trailhead. There are a couple route options: the Cave Loop (1.2 mi, easy) and the Canyon Trail (3.0 mi, moderate). I ended up doing both, starting with the loop, a nice jaunt with great vistas of the tent rocks. The Canyon Trail is really fantastic, with close up views of the rock formations and a trek through the narrow slot canyon. There is some light scrambling in the canyon, and unfortunately the last half mile or so was closed due to ice. Even so, I took close to two hours to soak it all in, with plenty of stops to take pictures. It's strictly a day use area with no water, but the Cochiti Visitor Center on Rt 22 has a store with drinks and snacks. An absolutely spectacular hike and well worth the drive!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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KodoDrummer wrote a review May 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,239 contributions134,759 helpful votes
The beauty created by layered material from over 40 volcanic eruptions, and the elements of wind and water over centuries.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Amanda H wrote a review May 2020
Plano, Texas391 contributions94 helpful votes
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If you want a day trip option from Santa Fe, this is only 40 miles away. You will have to sort your own transportation here but the trip is worth it. Be sure to dress for hiking and climbing and bring your water supply and a hat as it gets hot out here. They do have bathrooms at the parking lot and there is limited entry to this site. So get here before 11 or expect to wait at entry. $5 cash is entry fee so be sure to have that on you as well. Once you park, you have option of two trails: Cave loop or Canyon Trail. Both have same trail at beginning and you keep right for the more challenging Canyon trail or turn to the left for the Cave loop. The Canyon Trail is challenging so you will have to wind through narrow canyons and climb over boulders and up a steep cliff. If you have small children, you can’t take a stroller here but could carry them in a baby bjorn like contraption. The view from the top is worth it, but the trail is challenging and fun. Our 11 year old had a blast and we were quite proud of ourselves for getting to the top. These cone like tent like formations were formed about 6 million years ago during a volcano eruption. Be sure to check your path for the shiny black volcanic glass rocks. The cave loop trail is ADA accessible and less strenuous and also has great view of the odd rock formations.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Melissa L wrote a review Apr 2020
Breckenridge, Colorado27 contributions13 helpful votes
We've visited Santa Fe many times and I was looking for something new. Great slot canyon hike for most. We found that some spots were a bit tricky for us as the shady spots were still a bit icy - we visited in late February. We were warned to get there early as the parking lot fills quickly. Take heed! Even in February it was busy on a Saturday morning but completely doable. The rock formations are very unique - we've visited most of the Utah parks and this just has a different atmosphere.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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