Tent Rocks Canyon Climber's Log

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Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jun 12, 2016 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2016

Special Place  Sucess!

This was much more than a 'see the funny looking rocks' place. Unique and beautiful.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jan 29, 2013 7:09 pm

many visits, great memories  Sucess!

It was another frequent destination for me and my son. We used to go there when it was not developed, no signs, no fees, dogs free. It changed a lot over the years, and now so many regulations and crowds on weekends.


Fletch - Jan 7, 2013 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2000

With friends  Sucess!

from college...


mountaingazelle - May 10, 2012 1:09 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2012

Tent Rocks  Sucess!

Hiked through the slot canyon and overlook and then did the cave loop. I recommend seeing these unique rock formations.


eric-griz - Feb 22, 2012 11:05 pm

Fun!  Sucess!

Fun little canyon to walk through!


asaking11 - Oct 22, 2009 12:33 am

Awesome place  Sucess!

I've hiked through here quite a while ago with my family. Beautiful area.


dandrew - May 10, 2009 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2008

Fun hike...cool slot!  Sucess!

We discovered this gem of a park upon the recommendation of a coworker. My 1.5 year old especially loved it and made it to the top of the mesa top largely on his own. By the time we started down, however, he was a goner and slept in our arms until we made it back to car. The narrow/slot sections of the hike were very cool.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Dec 1, 2008 10:43 am Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2008

Really loved this place  Sucess!

We spent a spectacular, warm, sunny day here before driving back to the snow in Colorado. We loved the slot canyon, the overlook, the hoodos...all of it. What a wonderful little surprise tucked into the New Mexico scrub.


davebobk47 - Nov 11, 2008 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2008

WOW  Sucess!

What a great hike. Excellent rock formations and a fun easy slot canyon all near ABQ and Santa Fe. If you have the chance, GO. Did the canyon to the top of the mesa, back down, then around the cave loop trail.


StumblingBear - May 20, 2008 10:35 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 1990

A Tradition  Sucess!

We joined friends here on Easter Sunday, something they had done for years, since then have made several trips there just for fun.


CheesySciFi - Nov 17, 2007 10:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2002

Two visits to Tent Rocks  Sucess!

In 2002, I wanted to climb Jicarita Peak, but it was't going to work out. I just had to climb something before I left New Mexico, so I hiked to the top of the Mesa via the Canyon Trail. Tent Rocks was well worth the second visit in 2005.


forjan - Nov 13, 2007 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2007

Canyon Trail  Sucess!

Hiked the Canyon Trail to the top of the mesa. Cool slot canyon.


MoapaPk - Nov 10, 2007 12:36 am Date Climbed: May 18, 1982

ah yes  Sucess!

First date is a guess. Many, many times while in NM, with many variations. I took many good friends and relatives to the top of the mesa.

There was a faint trail off the opposite side of the mesa, which snaked back on the west side, then south of the main cliffs, making a pleasant loop hike.

I think this was just public land when I last went -- the national monument designation did not exist.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Nov 10, 2007 12:26 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2005

Nice family outing  Sucess!

My wife and I took our then-8-month-old son out here one afternoon and the following morning to hike both trails in the area. The scenery here is beautiful, but the highlight was the nesting hummingbirds not far from the trailhead.


hans.schenk - Nov 3, 2007 11:29 am

With the Family  Sucess!

We hiked this together as a family in June 2006. It was a bit warm, but we had a great time! We didn't quite make it to the mesa top, but we did make it all the way through the slot. This is a great canyon, and although it is well known, it is still worth going to!! Did it again with my kids this past spring break.

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