Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks
Rack Card for Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (NM) in New Mexico. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument T he scenic Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (Monument) was designated in 2001 for protection of its unique geologic landscapes, cultural, and biological features of interest. The 4,645acre Monument is known for its light-colored, cone-shaped tent rock formations that are the result of explosive volcanic eruptions that occurred between 6 and 7 million years ago. A National Recreation Trail offers two options for foot travel only. The Cave Loop Trail is 1.2 miles long and is rated as easy to moderate. The Slot Canyon Trail includes a 1.5-mile trek up a narrow canyon then, for the more adventurous, a steep 630foot climb to the mesa top where breathtaking views await! The Monument is managed in cooperation with the Pueblo de Cochiti. For the health and safety of all visitors, the Monument is closed to dogs. Only identifiable service animals are allowed. Veterans’ Memorial Scenic Overlook The Veterans’ Overlook is 3.5 miles from the Monument’s main parking area. A 1-mile loop ADA accessible trail offers stunning views of Peralta Canyon and Jemez Mountain peaks. Road and access are seasonal. High clearance vehicles are recommended but not necessary. Getting There GPS coordinates: 35º36’52.0”N106º21’33.2”W The Monument is located 35 miles south of Santa Fe and 52 miles north of Albuquerque. From Santa Fe, take I-25 south to Exit 264 onto State Route (SR) 16. Turn right off SR 16 on SR 22 and follow the signs to Cochiti Pueblo and the Monument. From Albuquerque, take I-25 north to Exit 259 onto SR 22. Follow the signs to Cochiti Pueblo and the Monument. From the Fee Station, it is about 4 miles to the Monument’s ADA accessible parking/picnic area and trailhead. Amenities There are picnic tables, group and single shelters plus restrooms available; however, there is no drinking water. Visitation Hours–Day Use Only 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance gate closes to visitors at 4 p.m. Closure Dates January 1 January 6 Friday before Easter Easter Sunday Monday after Easter May 3 July 13-14 July 25 November 1 Thanksgiving Day December 25 Fees Fee Amounts for Groups: • Group sizes up to 8 individuals–$5. • Group sizes 9 to 25 individuals–$25. • Group sizes over 25 individuals–$100. Passes Sold and Issued at Entrance: • Lifetime Senior Pass–$80. • Annual Senior Pass—$20. • Annual Pass–$80. • Military Annual Pass–Free • Access Pass–Free • Every Kid in the Park Pass (EKIP)–Free Schools: • Day-use permit is required from BLM. Bureau of Land Management Albuquerque District, Rio Puerco Field Office 100 Sun Ave., N.E., Pan American Bldg., Suite 330 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 505/761-8700 www.blm.gov/new-mexico or the Monument 505/331-6259 BLM/NM/GI-09-06-8000 Organized Groups, Commercial Tours and Filming: • Specials-use permit is required from BLM. Please contact the Rio Puerco Field Office at 505/761-8700.