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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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505-331-6259
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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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Relatively short hike. Big rewards.

This off-the-beaten-path hike was fairly easy to drive to and has a nice parking/picnic area. We were there in early February so I can't comment on how hot it might be in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Index, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This off-the-beaten-path hike was fairly easy to drive to and has a nice parking/picnic area. We were there in early February so I can't comment on how hot it might be in the summer months. While, a bit overcast on the day of our visit, it was perfect hiking weather. You will work up a sweat. The time you spend... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the middle of nowhere, along a paved road in an Indian reservation, you'll find a convenient parking area. Our visit was late fall so crowds were minimal; and I'm guessing the area would be overrun with tourists in spring and summer. The first few hundred yards of the hike are exceptionally easy. The tent rocks, created by a volcanic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with my boyfriend as my birthday present. Def a nice hike but make sure you bring lots of water and are prepared for steep climbs and minimal areas of pathways.

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hike through winding slot canyon, gets better all the way, ending in a rewarding scenic view from top. Arrive by 3PM or earlier because the area has limited opening hours.

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A relatively easy hike with spectacular scenery! A hidden gem, a "one of a kind" location with unique geological rock formations that are whimsically magical! Incredible scenery changes around every corner! I have been to numerous National Parks and hiked several trails and this by far is my one of my favorites! The ease of the hike, the incredible scenery... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice canyon, curious formations and shapes. 5+ for nature, -1 for people. This is very overcrowded, so I'm highly recommend go where early morning or at week days.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are two primary trails to take at Tent Rocks. (Name is derived from the cone shaped rocks with a cap on top) One is 1.5 miles long one way, which leads you through a slot canyon. The width of the canyon varies, at times not much more than shoulder width. The trail is relatively level for the first 1.25... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is truly one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. A true natural wonder and rightly protected. Please don't pass this place by. I was totally blown away by the rock formations and would love to return to spend more time exploring the park and all it clearly has to offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic views of the tent rocks from below and above. The Slot Canyon Trail is a fairly easy, well-marked hike with some narrow and rocky sections to navigate. Remember to bring water as there are no water fountains and little shade. Stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains at the end of the trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Tent Rocks is definitely worth the trip. The loop hike, and the side trail up the slot canyon are relatively short trails, although the slot canyon gains some elevation. The tent rock scenery is very interesting. The slot canyon is beautiful too - be careful because it gets very icey/slippery in winter months. There are very few amenities in the... More 

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