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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks Monument

The Indian part of this national monument's name stands for white cliffs. What gives the monument the rest of its name are peculiarly eroded cliffs, cone or tent-like spires, sometimes called hoodoos. The rocks are of volcanic origin, made of ancient pumice and tuff, with the top layer of a harder cap-rock, protecting the columns underneath.

The monument is about 50 miles to the north from Albuquerque A scenic 1.5 mile trail winds its way from the parking lot to and through a slot canyon, and then climbs steeply up a hillside to gain some 600 feet to reach the top of a mesa, giving visitors views of the tent rocks from above and also of the surrounding New Mexico landscape.


Slot Canyon

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Entrance of the canyon Blooms Pine tree Edge of light and shadow Dead and live trees Irina in the slot canyon
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Irina in the slot canyon Slit Irina A sliver and a slit A sliver and a slit
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Irina Dry shrub


Mesa

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Imagination stump Rocks in the canyon Phallic rock Phone photography Tent rocks Irina
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Irina and myself Tree and tent rocks Dead tree Tree and tent rocks Desert view
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Irina, I, and the rocks Cane cholla Blooming yucca


Back down the Slot Canyon Trail and the Cave Loop Trail

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Narrows of the sky Tent rocks Tents and a tree in BW Precarious pine Contrail Irina
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Shadows Slot canyon Strata Slot canyon Cave Loop scenery Hoodoo with a view


Last updated: May 10, 2015
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