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Tent rocks National Monument - New Mexico
What to do if you have little time : Slot Canyon Trail.
Small but photogenic park with its white hoodoos with pointed hats.
Access is not free. You'll have to pay 5$ unless you have the pass "America the Beautiful".
Slot Canyon Trail
Two hikes are possible, the most interesting being slot canyon trail. The trail begins with a slot canyon then gradually go up in the middle of hoodoos and finally climb further to the edge of the canyon. You have an overall view of the park and the surrounding area. There is a second trail, Cave Loop Trail, but we did not have time to do it because the park closes at a precise hour and we arrived too late.
Access : from Albuquerque and the crossing of I40 and I25, drive on I25 North-East for 55 miles. Take exit 259 off I-25 onto NM 22. Follow the signs on NM 22 to Cochiti Pueblo and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Turn right off NM 22 at the Smoky Bear sign onto Tribal Route 92, which connects to BLM Road 1011. From the fee station, travel five miles to the National Monument’s parking area.
To see around
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