Tent Rocks Trail

MODERATE 330 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.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

1 day ago

This hike is awesome! Make sure you bring plenty of water if you plan on going to the top!! Though I concede the distance must be accurate, given the terrain this hike feels longer. The loop trail and thru the valleys is great for small kids and if you're carrying a baby. But think twice before heading to the top, there is a good portion of the path going steep uphill. Know your child's capability. And think risk/reward carrying a baby on your back up steep climb with a drop off.

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2 days ago

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6 days ago

Didn't do the whole loop- just up to the top of the canyon and back. Small scramble but other than that- would call this a relatively easy hike. Beautiful views, great photo ops. Moderate to sometimes heavy traffic.

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8 days ago

Short hike, with lots of photo opportunities.
Trail is easy and does have minor scramble sections through the canyon. Views from the summit are well worth the short hike up.

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8 days ago

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8 days ago

One of the most scenic, unique trails I've ever done. There's a lot of climbing onto and between rocks but it is worth it in the end.

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14 days ago

We enjoyed this wonderful trail

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15 days ago

My husband and I took my 11 year old niece and 4 year old son on this hike. We didn't get to finish it because it started to hail/rain. We did get to do the loop and the scenery is gorgeous! We went about 2pm and it was very hot (until the clouds rolled in) so take lots of water.

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15 days ago

Beautiful views. I had and 8 and 11 year old with me and they had no problems with the hike. The view from the top is amazing. The trail was a little crowded, but it was a cool August Saturday. Drove 3.5 hours to get here and so glad we did.

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15 days ago

Awesome trail! I always heard everyone saying how beautiful it is, but you really need to experience it yourself to grasp the beuaty of this place!!

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16 days ago

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20 days ago

Beautiful views along the trail. On the way to the top you are walking through the rocks! Really awesome trail.

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20 days ago

Unique structures and epic views. Recommend to do the hike earlier in the day to avoid heat.

23 days ago

Great way to spend a few hours, especially with all the stops for pictures. A little challenging in places but overall doable by most people. But, no matter what the weather bring water along. I saw a lot of people without and when it's over 80 and you're climbing it's a necessity.

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23 days ago

Made the mistake of going at noon, in the middle of June, during 90 degree weather. It was a lot of fun. Beautiful geological formations and lots of beautiful sights in canyon as well as on top of the rocky hills.
I wish dogs were allowed but that's ok.

23 days ago

Great trail for family hikes. beautiful views, natural formations, and minerals.

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23 days ago