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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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An exceptional afternoon - Really a Must See/Do!

We had not read anything about this when deciding what to do in the area. A friend recommended it and it was a diamond! We did both trails in just a few hours - we are 55+ and not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had not read anything about this when deciding what to do in the area. A friend recommended it and it was a diamond! We did both trails in just a few hours - we are 55+ and not in great shape and while the Slope Canyon was a bit of a challenge, there was never a question about being... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the easier "slot canyon" hikes you will experience. Sun and elevation add to the difficulty as much as the hike itself. So go in the am to avoid the full sun since there are few shady spots. Also, if you can go during the week to minimize crowds. In several spots, the trail is one-way so crowds will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Entrance fee is $5 per car or free if you have an interagency pass. Plenty of parking at the trailhead. You can do the 1.2 mi cave loop or 3mi (rt) slot canyon or both. The slot canyon is very narrow in places so you have to wait if their are others on the trail. The rock (tent) formations are... More 

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Parkville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you ever visit Albuquerque or Santa Fe, you have to visit this National Monument. But be forewarned, the hike is moderately strenuous because of the elevation and the change in elevation. There is a change in elevation of 600 feet, but most of the change in in the last part as you hike up to the top. Even if... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park itself is very pretty however is not enough to fill the day completely - we combined it with Bandelier National Monument, they are about an hour of driving apart, to compliment our day of outside adventures :) Definitely shadows and light play a major role on this place to bring the best out of it so if the... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We're spending a week in Santa Fe and decided to get out of town for an afternoon hike. It was an easy and scenic drive, and we arrived at about 4:15 pm. We paid $5 to enter the park, and we saw that the gate closes at 6 pm to new arrivals and everyone must be out of the park... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I visited on a trip to Santa Fe. It was one of the highlights of our trip. A moderate hike to the top with beautiful scenery the entire way. It was an easy drive from Santa Fe & well worth the time.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been wanting to visit Tent Rocks for years and on this trip to northern NM I finally had the chance. We got off the Interstate and drove miles to the entrance to the park where we told that dogs were not allowed. I had researched the site and knew that dogs were not allowed ... on the trails, I... More 

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Ramsey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly an example of The Land of Enchantment. This hidden gem offers trails- both easy and difficult- either offering unique beauty and moments of inner peace. The slot canyon trail is the more difficult because there are some scrambles and sandy terrain. It is the longer trail as well. I only went part of the way because I was traveling... More 

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Hereford, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Canyon trail is in and out, so when the going got too rough for my back I was able to turn around. Even part way is a spectacular hike. Close to Santa Fe. Slot canyon can be a few feet narrow in places and quite rocky. Bring water.

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