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Tent Rocks, New Mexico

 
Tent Rocks, New Mexico

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Object Title: Tent Rocks, New Mexico

Image Type(s): Hiking

 

Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Jan 20, 2010 / Jan 30, 2013

Object ID: 590838

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Page Score: 86.85% - 23 Votes 

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Tent Rocks

 
inside
Dogs used to be allowed
 
self timer
Winter visit

The local indians call it Kasha-Katuwe, which means the same "Tent Rocks".

This is one of the places I keep coming back. I visited this place 10x? I honestly do not know. I remember vividly the first visit - 1996. This place was completely unknown, no tourist books mentioned it, there were no signs, no parking lot. I wandered around the area for hours before I discovered the entry to the narrow slot.

Then the beauty of this place spread out, it got listed on websites, tourist books, hiking books, become developed, they started charging fees, developed a nice parking area, placed signs, trails, toilets, benches along the trail, and the place became crowded. It is National Monument now, and since the fall of 2009 no dogs are allowed. You are not even allowed to have a dog inside your car. They will turn you around at the pay area. (I posted some photos of Duchess enjoying this place during the time when dogs were freely admitted).

Location

 
snow covered teepees
Snow covered tipi shaped rocks
 
Michael disappearing inside
Inside the slot


It is located 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe and 55 miles northeast of Albuquerque. There is a big sing on Interstate 25 (the main highway in the state connecting the largest city Albuquerque with the capital city Santa Fe).
Take exit for Santo Domingo/Cochiti Lake Recreation Area (exit 259) off I-25. Follow the signs on NM 22 to Cochiti Pueblo and signs for Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks.
You will have to take a FR 266, which is a gravel road, well kept and no high clearance or 4WD are necessary.

Red Tape

You have to pay 5$ entry fee at the entrance station per vehicle.
Or, if you know the Jemez area really well, there is an access on a rough dirt road though Jemez. This rough dirt road is closed during the winter, and it takes a long time (roughly 2 hrs).

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Romuald KosinaOnce again...

Romuald Kosina

Voted 10/10

Once again good work!!!
Congrats!!! :-)
Romek
Posted Jan 21, 2010 6:13 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: Once again...

Liba Kopeckova

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Thanks Romek... this would be a great place for you to paint... many inspiring features...
Almost like Georgia O'Keefe...
Posted Jan 21, 2010 9:51 am

Romuald KosinaRe: Once again...

Romuald Kosina

Voted 10/10

Liba,
you are right!
First some inspiration, next movement of brush :-)
Cheers!!!!
Romek
Posted Jan 21, 2010 12:44 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Once again...

Liba Kopeckova

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I wish to have your talent... but it does not look so difficult to copy these shapes... maybe I will try some day..
Posted Jan 21, 2010 1:14 pm

RayMondoThe formations are really something!

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Never seen anything like it. Great that you've also been there in the early days when it was solitary and all to oneself.
Posted Jan 21, 2010 12:07 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: The formations are really something!

Liba Kopeckova

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Thanks...It is still pretty, and empty on weekdays, but weekends are way too busy for my taste.
Posted Jan 21, 2010 1:12 pm

EricChuWonderful!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

Dear Liba, this is amazing!
Posted Jan 21, 2010 7:46 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Wonderful!

Liba Kopeckova

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Thank you Maurice. You have some very impressive photos + in tent rocks, it is so easy to take pictures...everything is sehr shon (I do not know how to do that mark above o). Meine Deutch is sehr einfach. haha
Posted Jan 21, 2010 10:27 pm

EricChuRe: Wonderful!

EricChu

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Krásny novy rok drahý Liba! :-)
Posted Jan 22, 2010 3:43 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: Wonderful!

Liba Kopeckova

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Alles gutte in neuen Jahr...haha
Did you have to use a translator?
Posted Jan 22, 2010 11:25 am

EricChuRe: Wonderful!

EricChu

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Only for the word drahý...I didn't want to leave that out! :0)
Posted Jan 22, 2010 1:35 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Wonderful!

Liba Kopeckova

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do you know that drahY is maskuline? and for a woman you have to write drahA? hahaha Translators are funny this way... Thank you so much for trying anyway...
Posted Jan 22, 2010 1:57 pm

EricChuRe: Wonderful!

EricChu

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Oh, I'm sorry...díky, draha Liba!
Posted Jan 22, 2010 3:22 pm

EricChuRe: Wonderful!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

Or is it "díkA" as well? ;-)))
Posted Jan 22, 2010 3:40 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Wonderful!

Liba Kopeckova

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No, it is diky. Vielen Dank Maurice. Du bist sehr lieb...
Posted Jan 22, 2010 9:38 pm

EricChuRe: Wonderful!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

Danke - Du auch, Liba! :-)

Liebe Grüsse,

Eric (Maurice Ravel is one of my favorite composers!)
Posted Jan 23, 2010 3:20 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: Wonderful!

Liba Kopeckova

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Ich mag Eric, viel besser als Maurice.
Und ich muss horen einen Komponisten Maurice Ravel. Ich kenne ihn nicht. Welches Musikinstrument spielst do? Ich habe einen Acordeon.
Posted Jan 23, 2010 11:50 pm

EricChuRe: Wonderful!

EricChu

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Und? Spielst Du auch auf dem Akkordeon? Auch das kann ein schönes Instrument sein, besonders wenn dazu gesungen wird! Ich selber bin Pianist.

Alles Liebe Dir, draha Liba und ich wünsche Dir ein krásný Ned?le,

Eric
Posted Jan 24, 2010 3:45 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: Hi Liba,

Liba Kopeckova

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which gym? climbing? or Sports&Wellness? yes, my albums are public, and you are more than welcome to add any photos etc.
Posted May 22, 2010 12:17 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: Hi Liba,

Liba Kopeckova

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I am not sure how to change the album settings... do you go to the gym often? I am looking for partners to climb with...
Thanks for attaching those photos...
Posted May 22, 2010 11:34 pm

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