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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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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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Amazing Sites through Slot Canyon

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These rock formations are quite unique! It's a great stop between Albuquerque and Santa Fe! To see the best views of the peaks, some hiking is involved. On the one-mile loop, the peaks can be seen, and the path leads right up to some of the shorter "tents". There are restrooms available, but they are more like outhouses. (Ask the... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tent Rocks is an amazing place. You can read about the geology behind the formation, but the important thing to remember is that you need to visit and hike up to the top. The amazing rock formations keep you amazing on the way up - for real hikers this is pretty easy - for in uninitiated, you have to be... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great park, with wonderful views of sanstone eroded formations. Well worth going to visit. And not really a long drive to get to it. Hike up the main trail a bit hard, but not a long one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there last May, on a very hot day. It is a steep hike to go to the top, but the view is absolutely breathtaking. The hike is spectacular from the beginning. Sometimes, it is so narrow between the high rocks that it is only a one-way path. Don't forget to bring enough water because you will need it.... More 

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