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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Review

The sandstone rock formations here look like stacked tents in a stark, water- and wind-eroded box canyon. Tent Rocks offers excellent hiking year-round, although it can get hot in summer, when you should bring extra water. The drive to this magical landscape is equally awesome, as the road heads west toward Cochiti Dam and through the cottonwood groves around the pueblo. It's a good hike for kids. The round-trip hiking distance is only 2 mi, about 1½ leisurely hours, but it's the kind of place where you'll want to hang out for a while. Take a camera, but leave your pets at home—no dogs are allowed. There are no facilities here, just a small parking area with a posted trail map and a self-pay admission box; you can get gas and pick up picnic supplies and bottled water at Cochiti Lake Convenience Store.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1405 Cochiti Hwy., BIA 92, off NM 22 (follow signs) Cochiti Lake, NM 87083 | Map It
  • Phone: 505/761–8700
  • Cost: $5 per vehicle
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 7–7; Nov.–Mar., daily 8–5 (gates shut an hour before closing)
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  • Location: South of Santa Fe
Updated: 12-09-2013

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