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.
|Entrance of the canyon||Blooms||Pine tree||Edge of light and shadow||Dead and live trees||Irina in the slot canyon|
|Irina in the slot canyon||Slit||Irina||A sliver and a slit||A sliver and a slit|
|Imagination stump||Rocks in the canyon||Phallic rock||Phone photography||Tent rocks||Irina|
|Irina and myself||Tree and tent rocks||Dead tree||Tree and tent rocks||Desert view|
|Irina, I, and the rocks||Cane cholla||Blooming yucca|
|Narrows of the sky||Tent rocks||Tents and a tree in BW||Precarious pine||Contrail||Irina|
|Shadows||Slot canyon||Strata||Slot canyon||Cave Loop scenery||Hoodoo with a view|