The Dragon Wagon

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is an area in northern New Mexico that is jointly administered by the BLM and Cochiti Pueblo.  This is an area with a fascinating landscape eroded out of thick deposits of volcanic ash.  Some of the distinctive formations are conical (teepee shaped) spires which give the area the name of Tent Rocks.  One of the most popular hikes is through a narrow slot canyon.

A massive outcropping of layered volcanic ash

Hillside covered with many of the conical "Tent Rocks"

A small tent rock near the slot canyon trail

Approaching the slot canyon

Looking up the cliffs

Entrance to the slot canyon

Within the canyon

View from the other end where the canyon opens out again

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