Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tent Rocks

From our new spot at Cochiti Lake, another wonderful Corps of Engineers campground, we had to visit my favorite national monument.  Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks NM is just a perfect place (sorry, Carol.)  By the number of people who were there with us, I guess it's no longer a secret.

There's a perfect 3-mile round trip hike that takes you to the top of the mesa that Ron is inspecting.

Soon we were in among the cool rock formations,

And into a slot canyon.

After the slot canyon, we could see the rocks towering overhead.

But the best part is the climb among the aptly named 'tent rocks.'

Partway up, we stopped to look back.  (It had nothing to do with us being out of breath.)

We were so bad at taking a selfie, somebody took pity on us and took it for us.  I guess that means it's no longer a selfie.

We made it to the top.

It's interesting how you can see the tent rocks forming.

Here's the view out the other direction.  Maybe you can see the people at the end of the trail on the point in the upper right corner.

Like I said, one of my favorite places.

Back at the RV, I had to snap a picture of our view out the front window.  What a spot!

Love those Corps of Engineers parks.


  1. Those tent rocks remind me of the Pinnacles at Crater Lake NP. SOOoooo cool! The hike sounds perfect and its a great almost selfie you two!

  2. I had forgotten about John and Carol's misadventure there! Still a great place to hike.

  3. I do like Tent Rocks, just not some of the people in charge of the reservation. The COE park is great, too.

  4. I'm looking for a tent I can carry on my motorcycle, but don't think any of those tents would work very good... ;c)

  5. Such neat rock formations. I can see why you love it there.

  6. Such neat rock formations. I can see why you love it there.