Tent Rocks Trail

MODERATE 186 reviews

Tent Rocks Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

3.1 miles 938 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

Tent Rocks Canyon trail is 3 miles out and back hiking trail through a slot canyon with hoodos and striated rock formations. It is a religious site of the Cochiti Pueblo. The Slot has beautiful examples of rock strata, hoodos, the effects of wind and water. It's a nice climb-about 750 ft climb in about 3 miles. Going though tunnels and up ledges. There are railroad ties to make steps to get to the top where you can see for miles. The loop for handicapped small children is nice, with soaring raptures and cliffs. There's almost something for everybody, except rock climbers and rock scramblers. Stay on the trail as it is a sacred site.

hiking
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backpacking
24 days ago

This hike was incredible. My eyes were constantly scanning the beautiful terrain - from narrow canyons to mountain overlooks. If you are visiting New Mexico, make a trip to the Tent Rocks! Make sure to get there early because traffic gets pretty bad around 11am. I would also suggest wearing Yak Tracks on your shoes for grip on the ice during the winter. Overall, this is an experience of a lifetime!

26 days ago

There are no pets allowed.

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1 month ago

Cool easy hike through a slot canyon and a climb to the top of Ridge at end. Great views!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was my favorite hike while visiting the Santa Fe area. Get there early in the morning because the trail was starting to get crowded as we were leaving. Bring a snack or lunch to have at the top and enjoy the gorgeous views. The trail itself is quick to finish....so enjoy the summit!

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1 month ago

Great trail but very crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Love this place. We come here several times a year. Super accommodating hike for all levels. Can be an easy hike for children and elderly or sightly more challenging/moderate you go up toward the top. There rock formations are the main draw, but if you get to the top the views are just as rewarding.

hiking
2 months ago

this is a great trail. it is busy but still quiet and beautiful. it does have some Skinnier spots and a scramble but not bad

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

A truly awesome experience! We loved this hike and would recommend it to anyone in better than moderate shape. Bring a camera!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! easy to start. Can be difficult as you get closer to the top. Plan on minimum 3 hours and for those of us that take pictures plan on 4. It's worth the struggle to get to the top. Don't give up!