Tent Rocks Trail

MODERATE 372 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.

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6 days 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.

7 days ago

Amazing!!

hiking
7 days ago

We did this trail during a travel nursing assignment in Santa Fe, NM in July. The monument is awesome and definitely worth the trip to the top for the amazing views. Make sure to go early if you go during the warm months to avoid the heat and afternoon thunderstorms (which we got caught in!).

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11 days ago

Loved it
We have done it three times, start early in summer time

hiking
17 days ago

Awesome views! Hike was very rocky in areas but worth the climb. Heavy traffic - very popular.

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22 days ago

Fun area close to Albuquerque and Santa Fe

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23 days ago

24 days ago

We did the slot Canyon out and back trail and it was amazing! Brings you up to an awesome view which I did not expect. I highly recommend this hike!

24 days ago

24 days ago

Spectacular and unique setting. Most of the trail was relatively easy. Gets steep and more challenging as you approach the summit. Panoramic views are amazing. Definitely recommend it. Took about two hours top to bottom.

Love it!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great day trip, fun hike. Amazing views.