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    Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

    Pena Blanca, New Mexico

    Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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    Dallas, TX
    Adventurer | 230 pts
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    9/7/2018
    Gorgeous hike. Not too challenging but fantastic visuals.
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    Santa Fe, NM
    Adventurer | 281 pts
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    8/2/2018
    This is an incredible place, one of my most treasured, favorite spots in the area. The hoodoos and various rock formations are hauntingly beautiful. The hike itself involves steep inclines, but it is not a long hike by any means. An amazing, mesmerizing experience.
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    Aurora, CO
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    3/28/2016
    This is actually Kasha-Katuwe aka Tent Rocks. Kasha-Katuwe is the Cochiti Indian name for it. This is a great hike, but be sure you know the weather before you go. Flash floods can be dangerous, as you start off hiking in the dried creek bed, and head up through canyon narrow canyon twists and turns, where runoff will come down. It is an amazing hike, and varies quite a bit in terrain, ending up on top of it all, looking out over the hoodoos that look like teepees. It is a very UP hill hike, but is great for taking your time, enjoying the views and the wildlife along the way.
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    Alameda, NM
    Pathfinder | 192 pts
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    3/29/2015
    A little bit crowded, but an amazing hike for the whole family with beautiful picture opportunities.
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    West Islip, NY
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    10/8/2007
    A bit of a crowd this day but it is so unusual that we never really minded the company.
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    Charlottesville, VA
    Adventurer | 380 pts
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    4/15/2007
    Well worth the drive from Alb. or Santa Fe. The area is breathtaking and very interesting. Walking between the canyon walls is a wonderful experience. We were really impressed with this hike!!!
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    Bissell, CT
    Pathfinder | 180 pts
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    2/18/2007
    The rock formations are spectacular. The walk around the base is relaxing and enjoyable. The climb to the top was quite challenging. The path is very steep and at points passes through narrow openings where the sun rarely penetrates. As a result, there were places on the path where the hard-packed snow was very slick. Nevertheless, the view from the top was well worth it. A walking stick is recommended.
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    Cannon Air Force Base, NM
    Pathfinder | 120 pts
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    9/12/2005
    Great trail. wonderful views of tent rock formations. It is like a mini-Bryce canyon in Utah if you have ever been there. rock formations,great colors,a slot canyon and a great view from the top.

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    Dosier, NC
    Trailblazer | 1131 pts
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    4/5/2004
    This is a great trail. Last April there was a little bit of snow on the mountain, but the trail was clear and the temperature perfect for hiking. We've also been in the summer, which can get pretty hot, however, there is a short and fun slot canyon that is shaded and pretty comfortable when inside. There are also a few other shady spots along the way to stop and rest if needed. I found it to be a pretty easy trail with some great views. The trail gets fairly steep at the end. Anyone who has any trouble climbing may find the trail difficult toward the end, but the views from the top are well worth the effort. It's one of our favorite places in the area.
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    Trail Information

    Pena Blanca
    Nearby City
    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    3.3
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    2 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Birding
    Additional Use
    Wild Flowers, Views
    Features