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.
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.
It is 3 miles out and back hiking trail. Going though tunnels and up ledges.
Take a close look of the transformations of these trees due to the weather and erosion.
See how these roots support the tree which give the tree such a perfect balance to grow tall:
This tree branch grow downward then up, amazing!
More stunning scene ahead…
The rock formations are incredibly beautiful.
Ledges are well maintained. Some are pretty narrow to go through:
This part is pretty rocky…
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.
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.