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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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Tent Rock national monument is beautiful, and seems other-worldly. There is a well identified hiking trail through the canyon, and up to the top of the mountain. Parts of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tent Rock national monument is beautiful, and seems other-worldly. There is a well identified hiking trail through the canyon, and up to the top of the mountain. Parts of the trail are rather difficult, but if you make it, the scenery is spectacular. The additional attraction that is much further down a dirt road is not worth the effort, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an extraordinary place. You won't believe that the rock formations are natural. There are gorgeous overlooks for a picnic, but the real rewards come from climbing the slot canyon. It's worth every drop of sweat.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The things that mother nature is capable of are amazing. This place was a cool day trip from ABQ with 12 and 13 year old kids. The hiking trails were well marked and pretty easy to traverse. It was a warm day so we were glad to have water and a nice breeze. We did both trails. The slot canyon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous from start to finish! Great feeling of accomplishment at the summit. Took a few hours to get up and back down since we had a group of 12 from age 6 to 55. No water service so bring extra! Wear good hiking shoes since it can get slippery. Go early to avoid the heat. Eat breakfast!

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North Port, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in the heat of July the rough hike was worth it. If I can make it with arthritis at age 56 you hopefully can too. But PLEASE take enough water. I saw parents carrying toddlers and neither one was carrying water. A lady was going to attempt it in flat street sandals, not wise. Folks you have to climb... More 

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our ten year old grandchildren rated this as a number one activity. This is not a difficult walk, but do have appropriate shoes and clothing. The slot canyon was fun and if we had been thinking we might have slowed down and let the kids go through a few times. Mother nature does some grand things! A bit like a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was excited that this would be only a two mile hike with the kids. Fyi my kids love to hike and be outdoors. They are 1,3 and 5. The whole hike was way more than 2 miles and it took us 2.5 hours to do. There was some climbing and a lot of going uphill. People kept passing us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove here from Santa Fe. Hiked canyon trail in flip flops :-p bad idea. Couldn't make it all the way to the top cos it was too slippery. Need to get hiking shoes. Great views and felt like Indiana Jones going through the slot canyons :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this National Monument on our way through New Mexico and I'm glad we did. It was definitely a bit off the beaten path and didn't have a real National Monument feel to it (no visitor center and gravel lots for parking) there was just an entrance station with a $5 fee. The Slot Canyon hike is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in fairly good (or at least decent) shape you should not miss the chance to walk to the top of the Tent Rocks trail. The walk to the top probably is 30 minutes if you don't stop for taking pictures. But you will because this is really something different. But go early in the morning before it... More 

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