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.
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.