Tent Rocks National Monument

Tent Rocks in Cochiti, New Mexico is one of the coolest places we have hiked.  It almost ranks up there with Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon, a couple of our favorites from last year.  Beautiful views, rock climbing and a slot canyon all add up to awesomeness!

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We had never hiked through a slot canyon before.  A slot canyon is a narrow passageway between tall cliffs and rocks.  You have to be very careful not to hike through those when there is any chance of rain because flash flooding has been known to occur in these narrows and hikers have unfortunately been trapped and killed in places like this when that happens.  We hiked here on a day with no rain in the forecast.

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The view from the top was incredible!  My pictures really don’t do it justice.

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Jesse is trying to stuff a pine cone in a hole in the rock and Jake is just looking silly.

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This park is pretty small and the hike only takes about an hour or two.  There is also no Junior Ranger program or Visitor Center here.

For such a small park, it really was an incredible hike! I love being back out west where we can hike in places with views unlike anything I have ever seen.

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2 thoughts on “Tent Rocks National Monument

  1. That looks so awesome!

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  2. Pingback: Cochiti Lake Recreation Area | 4 Radical Roadschoolers and a Fat Cat

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