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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Cochiti Pueblo

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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Set at 1,700-2,060 m (5,570-6,760 ft) elevations, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument features tall, cone-shaped rock formations, canyons, and hiking trails. The geological formations--the tent rocks or hoodoos--have been created by volcanic ash accumulation and sculpted by wind, water, freezing, and thawing, through millions of years of erosion. Take the 1.9 km (1.2 mi) trail, through canyons and overlooking the tent rocks, which can stretch as high as 27 m (90 ft). Another trail passes along the base of the rocks, on a 2 km (1.3 mi) loop; hike it to see them up close. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument by using our Cochiti Pueblo day trip planning app.
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  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • Amazing scenery on a pretty easy hike. There is a little crawling and sliding on your rear end in sections but the trail is short and the views are spectacular. The only downside is that the park has a very small capacity and once it's full you have to wait for a car to leave before you are allowed to park.
  • Fantastic views of slot canyons and "tent rock" hoodoos. Pretty easy and scenic hike to the overlook then continue on the cave loop, a total of 3.2 miles and 839 ft of elevation. I would have liked a longer hike but the views and scenery make a visit here well worth it. Get here early though, or you'll have to wait to get in. Opens at 8am.

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