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Great, easy trail, steep at the end but not for long. Took two hours total to go up to the peak, relax for a bit, then make our way down and around the cave loop. Only issue is the narrow trail through the slot canyon slows you down when you meet traffic.

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1 day ago

amazing natural formations. easy hike with amazing views at the end.

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2 days ago

I've done this hike a few times. it's really enjoyable but does make you work. the hardest part I think is hiking over the loose rocks and switch backs towards the end.

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2 days ago

It’s amazing to see the rock natural formations shaped like tents. Make sure to stop by the visitor center. We did not get to complete the whole hike as it was raining and the water was gushing through the canyon. Will surely be back to complete the hike.

Great hike with great views. Get there early or go on a less busy week. Long lines to get into the park. We waited about an hour to get in. Once you are in the foot traffic wasn’t too bad as the rangers limit the amount of people allowed in the park at one time. Took us about 3 hours to hike both trails, stopping for photos and to take in the views. Defiantly planning on returning during a less busy week.

Easy walk in the canyon, we only made it about 20 minutes in, so never saw the river. Very pretty rock formations and arroyo. October a great time of year to go. Definitely don't go hiking there if rain is on the forecast. We went on a cool day, and still we missed the shade, as this walk is very exposed. Some bouldering required as well, so not good for older folks who aren't 100% steady.

This hike is definitely in my top 5 hikes in the US. Like others have posted, there are parts that reminded me of Zion. The hike is relatively short (3 miles). It took us an hour in and an hour out. The short detour to the Cave is nice, and a lot less crowded. It won't take you much longer to do both, as the Cave trail circles back around and ends up right at the parking lot. Go early!!! We we arrived right at 9:00 am. and were able to get right in. By the time we left, shortly after 11, cars were backed way up at the gate--probably a 2 hour wait in your car, as they limit traffic on the trails. The slot canyons were filling up with people, making it difficult to navigate our way down. I cannot imagine what they would have been like hours later. Also, if you have never experienced a slot canyon, don't forget to look up! Everyone always seems to forget that. Take the time to look up and back going through the slots. You will be glad you did!

4 days ago

Great hike! I’ve gone both directions and going down is harder in the joints. Very rewarding and challenging hike. Tops out at over 10k feet. I do this hike at least once a year! Takes a group of us five hours to go up.

Do not follow goggle maps.

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6 days ago

Beautiful views amazing formations. A definite must.

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6 days ago

I was really surprised on the canyon portion of the trail. It is so deep and narrow it reminds you of Zion. Also the hike is easy enough and short enough to do in just a couple hours, but provides so many beautiful scenes along the way, including magnificent panoramas of New Mexico and the American west from the top

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8 days ago

Very interesting hike along the base of the mountain along a washed out river bed. The Devil's hall and the stairs leading to it are quite a sight. Great for those who want a hike without much elevation gain.

Easily the best hike in the area! The views of the mountains are incredible.

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10 days ago

Must see when in Santa Fe!

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12 days ago

Great Trail. Make sure to bring lots of Water and remember to carry sanitizers in your car as the national park is not allowed to dig for water so in case if they run out of it in the bathrooms.

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12 days ago

Great trail bring water. About 1 hr in 1 hr out if u don’t stop at the top for lunch or a break. Could be longer if u have more hikes on the trail. No shade at the top. Need a hat and sun screen of some kind. Most of the trail is easy. Some rocks I have to get a leg up on. If u have bad knees or hips. U might need some help up in a few places
but no problem. Definitely worth the hike

on Tent Rocks Trail

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13 days ago

Amazing views of rock formations! We went mid September late morning and did find the last parking spot.

My favorite hike ever! It was pretty easy - I was even running through some sections.

The good: shade along the way, beautiful forest, great views all the way up, cool geology (quartz and blood red granite outcropping), nice mountain breezes, tremendous views at the top.

The second half of the trail is steep and strenuous. The top is 9200 ft, and for this out-of-towner, the second half is a sustained and strenuous side of moderate. That said, don’t give up. The payoff at the top is peaceful and so gratifying. Near the top, there is a white milky quartz outcropping that feels powerful and sacred.
About the side-Trail to the overlook, we did it, don’t bother. The overlook views all along the trail are better.

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15 days ago

How amazing to experience the old cave dwellings of the native cultures! I enjoyed climbing the ladders and letting out my inner child! Great walk for kids too.

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15 days ago

This trail was very unique because it begins in a slot canyon with amazing views. Keep pushing yourself to the top to see the iconic “tent” or cone shaped rocks beneath you. Breathtaking!

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16 days ago

Beautiful scenery and the slot canyon (my first) was really cool to maneuver through. Yes, the climb near the end is tough, but the railroad tie steps really help. Wear a hat and take lots of water.

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17 days ago

Great hike with some fantastic views. The rock formations and slot canyons are super cool. It can be challenging, but our 5 year old was able to get through it without too many problems, and I had my 1 year old in the back carrier. Bring plenty of water, there's no water at the trail head. They don't allow dogs, but they did give us a number to a lady who watches dogs, so we dropped our guy off and headed up. Overall one of our favorite hikes

The hike was great!! The views were amazing. This is a great place for a hike!

17 days ago

Great day for la luz!

Wonderful climb with beautiful views. The Tent Rocks are incredible...... great time!

Worth the trip!

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21 days ago

Nice hike on a warm day, interesting rock formations that look stairs.

23 days ago

I hate switchbacks (around mile 7), but I’ve done this trail several times. Absolutely worth it!

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23 days ago

Beautiful but challenging trail. Started at the lower Tramway Trail so we were 5 Miles in when we met La Luz. I don’t advise that unless you are well prepared. The trail seems easy at the beginning but there are challenging elevated rocky areas to climb so wear appropriate boots. Take plenty of water (we did 6 liters and it was just right) and snacks. It needs so maintenance in some areas but that’s part of the fun. Don’t be shy about taking breaks! We did 23 Miles total between 4 trials and it took 7 hours.

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