Hiking Tent Rocks, New Mexico


Hiking Tent Rocks, New Mexico is like being on an alien planet.ย  According to Wikipedia…

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, located 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico was established as a U.S. National Monument by President Bill Clinton in January 2001.

The area owes its remarkable geology to layers of volcanic rock and ash deposited by a volcanic explosion. Over time, weathering and erosion of these layers has created canyons and tent rocks. The tent rocks themselves are cones of soft pumice and tuff beneath harder caprocks.

A 1.2 mile (1.9 km) recreation trail leads up through a slot canyon to a lookout point where the tent rocks may be viewed from above. A 1.3 mile (2 km) loop trail leads past their base.

This is my favorite photo from the day…

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You start off hiking from here…

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and make your way through some narrow rock…

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We climbed higher…

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For this view…

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Hiking Tent Rocks is spectacular!

36 thoughts on “Hiking Tent Rocks, New Mexico

  1. Definitely, after 30 years of giving your time to others in their tours, you deserve a fun retirement! My parents retired at 55, and off they went! I am in a little different boat, not complaining, going from a professional job to a manual labor job. My excitement is unraveled in witlessdatingafterfifty…my wordpress blog. You are beautiful for your age. You have lived a wonderful and blessed life,
    thanks for sharing your travels!

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    • I’m not retired yet. Took some time to travel, do volunteer work, take care of my mother, etc. Actually looking for employment right now. Thank you for the sweet compliment! You’re beautiful also!

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  2. This is almost unbelievable… I would never have believed if some one had to tell me there was a place like that…. this is a wonderful post Sherry .. what a share… magnificent…

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