Thursday Travel: Tent Rocks (New Mexico)

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is known for its light-colored, cone-shaped ten rock. It is 5,570 feet to 6,760 feet above sea level, for foot travel only.

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The rock formations are the products of volcanic eruptions that occurred 6 to 7 million years ago and over time, left pumice, ash, and tuff deposits over 1,000 feet thick, then weathering and erosion of these layers has created canyons and tent rocks.

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It is 3 miles out and back hiking trail. Going though tunnels and up ledges.

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Take a close look of the transformations of these trees due to the weather and erosion.

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See how these roots support the tree which give the tree such a perfect balance to grow tall:

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This tree branch grow downward then up, amazing!

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More stunning scene ahead…

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The rock formations are incredibly beautiful.

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Ledges are well maintained. Some are pretty narrow to go through:

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This part is pretty rocky…

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Here you get a different perspective of these tent rocks. Hiking to the top from here is only 600 feet up, but it’s very steep.

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Sitting on a rock, I feel like I am reading a long story of the creations and transformations of these majestic canyons and tent rocks.

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Please visit Ingrid’s Take A Hike. It was her beautiful photos brought us here. Thank you, Ingrid!

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is located 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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62 thoughts on “Thursday Travel: Tent Rocks (New Mexico)

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  2. Totally speechless!! These photos of such rugged country are amazing, just outstanding!! How beautiful this world is! And to see how those trees grew despite only having rock to hand on to. Unbelievable! Amy, this post is incredible, truly! Thank you for showing me a part of the world I probably will not see. ❤

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  3. Good for you to have gone where Ingrid has too. Even more, the adventure you tackled on to get to the top of this incredibly magnificent nature wonder. That three miles sound brutally fun. 😀

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