here’s why the Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is so extraordinary

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument near Sante Fe New Mexico.

The amount of amazing things to do and see in the state of New Mexico is truly astounding. There is so much to here, from enjoying the authentic cuisine of New Mexico to hiking through the gorgeous surrounding environment. The Albuquerque area, especially, contains some truly extraordinary attractions, like the Sandia Peak Tramway and the Albuquerque Natural History Museum. One spot in particular that you won’t want to skip is the Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. This fantastic natural phenomenon is truly a treat to visit, especially if you love exploring the great outdoors. Discover why you need to visit the one-of-a-kind Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then add it to your Albuquerque vacation itinerary today!

everything you need to know about the Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

What is it?

If geology is a fascinating subject to you, then this is the place to be! The Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is an outdoor laboratory that displays the geological processes that create natural features and landscapes. Here, you’ll be able to observe numerous tent rock formations, which are in the shape of cones, that have developed over time due to volcanic eruptions that took place approximately 6-7 million years ago.

Where is it?

This incredible natural attraction is found in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, just outside of Albuquerque. To discover their hours, you can call them at (501) 331-6259.

What are some things to do there?

One of the best things to do at the Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is hiking! There are trails that wind throughout this area that feature excellent views of the surrounding scenery. The Tent Rocks Canyon Trail is a 3-mile loop that passes through rocks and canyons before reaching a 750-foot climb up to an observation area where you can admire panoramic views. For a more leisurely hike, try the Cave Loop Trail, which is only a mile in length and follows an easy course. This area is considered sacred ground, so be sure to stay on the trails while you’re out exploring.

where to stay during your visit to New Mexico

Sandia Mountains
the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque

You’ll find never-ending opportunities for adventure waiting for you in New Mexico! While you’re here, stay with us at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, a historic bed and breakfast in Albuquerque, NM. We provide comfortable rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality, along with a warm, delicious breakfast served first thing in the morning that will help you start your day off right. Explore the many attractions of Albuquerque or simply relax in the peace and quiet of our cozy inn. Our beautiful haven in New Mexico is waiting for you, so check our availability and book your stay today!

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