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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

 
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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Object Title: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Image Type(s): Hiking

 

Page By: Prettinuce

Created/Edited: Mar 12, 2010 / Apr 1, 2010

Object ID: 603950

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Page Score: 77.48% - 8 Votes 

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Basic Info

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is a fantastic resource of easy to moderate hiking trails. Beautiful slot canyons and hoodoos make up the majority of the trail. The 1 1/2 mile Canyon Trail ends with a steep ascent, but it is well worth the climb to the ridge. The monument is managed by BLM. There is ample parking, picnic areas (including grills), and restroom facilities. This is an easily accessible area, nice weather and weekends make it a great family spot, and it does get crowded. If you want more solitude in your explorations, come mid-week.

****It was announced yesterday that this area willl be closed July-August 2010 in order to pave the 5 mile dirt road that leads from Cochiti Pueblo to the Tent Rocks area (not the best time to visit anyway...hotter that hell!)

Parking and Facilities

The monument is managed by BLM. There is ample parking, picnic areas (including grills), and restroom facilities. There is a $5 fee.

http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/recreation/rio_puerco/kasha_katuwe_tent_rocks.html

Things To Remember

Check the weather, it is a land of extremes at times. Thunderstorms and flashfloods are not uncommon in summer. It can get brutally hot in July and August. Have plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat. Snow is very common in winter. Layered dressing is your best bet.

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EricChuGreat!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

An album with marvelous pics of these awesome and unusual rock structures! Great job, Prettinuce!
With many greetings from Salzburg,
Eric
Posted Mar 12, 2010 8:17 pm

PrettinuceRe: Great!

Prettinuce

Hasn't voted

Thank you so much for that Eric. It is a fabulous (albeit small in scale) place.
Posted Mar 15, 2010 5:22 pm

Bubba SuessNeed to reorganize...

Bubba Suess

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There is a good page on the Tent Rocks. It would work better if you detached this page from the National Monuments (the original Tent Rocks page is there already) and reattach your page to the current canyon page.
Posted Mar 14, 2010 12:36 am

PrettinuceRe: Need to reorganize...

Prettinuce

Hasn't voted

Thanks, Bubba. I tried to figure out the best way to link this. When I searched for Tent Rocks I didn't get anything so I will try again. Since it is a National Monument I guess I could leave it here too.
Posted Mar 15, 2010 5:24 pm

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