Fodor's Expert Review Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Memorial/Monument/Tomb Fodor's Choice

The sandstone rock formations here resemble stacked tents in a stark, water- and wind-eroded box canyon. Tent Rocks offers superb hiking year-round, although it can get hot in summer, when you should bring extra water. The drive to this magical landscape offers its own delights, 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 miles, 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 Pueblo de Cochiti Convenience Store.

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BIA 92
Cochiti Lake, New Mexico  87083, USA

505-761–8700

www.blm.gov/visit/kktr

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Rate Includes: $5 per vehicle

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