Tent Rocks Trail

MODERATE 415 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
869 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.

4 days ago

Can be crowded in the summer months but well worth it

hiking
17 days ago

cool photo ops

hiking
21 days ago

Started up the slot canyon trail and made it though the slot canyon. Got stuck behind a large group of about 12 who unfortunately did not have trail etiquette and it was impossible to get past them. They stopped every few minutes to take a multitude of photos. I decided to turn around and headed back and complete the cave loop trail. This is a very awesome monument and worth the visit while on a work trip to Albuquerque.

hiking
22 days ago

Absolutely beautiful

25 days ago

Lots of fun! Keep in mind the park closes at 5 during the winter and a park ranger will walk you down around 4 even if you have not finished the hike, which was a bummer. But! Still beautiful and worthwhile.

25 days ago

Really cool hike with slot canyons and great views! Took about an hour and half to do entire hike.

26 days ago

Awesome bro

hiking
1 month ago

Wow. Absolutely beautiful. Climb to top not too difficult but involved some pulling up over rock.

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible!! Absolutely worth the drive.

hiking
1 month ago

So cool! It should be a setting to an Indiana Jones movie. Definitely hike to the top for some full valley views.

1 month ago

Incredible site!

1 month ago

A must see slot canyon trail. It is spectacular.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views. A little crowded for my taste but for great reason!

1 month ago

Loved this hike!! The scenery is amazing and the slot canyon trail is beyond words. It gets challenging in the higher elevations, but go slow and take breaks if you need to. The view from the top is worth every tough step!

1 month ago

Awesome trail

1 month ago

No dogs allowed or a $200 fine on the way in. Didn’t get an opportunity to try the trail.

1 month ago

Absolutely perfect hike for us.

1 month ago

great trail! Saw a lot of people from lower elevations having issues, and the last little stretch is tough. Totally worth it! It had great views! Bring lots of water, it gets hot.

hiking
1 month ago

Its a little hard but worth it at the end the view is great.

2 months ago

Absolutely amazing (slot canyon trail). Probably one of our top hikes. Not easy. Several challenging areas and very vertical at end. Bring plenty of water and appropriate footwear.

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