Tent Rocks Trail

MODERATE 308 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.

hiking
6 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

Worth seeing, although a bit crowded on a Saturday. I suggest arriving early or/and completing on a weekday. I arrived just in time to watch a long line of cars build as I waited for entry as this is 1-out/1-in due to lack of available parking.

5 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Went last weekend at about 10 AM and it got too hot and the climb to the summit was a bit too much. It would have been nice if there had been access to hand rails where the steps were located because it was difficult for those with knee issues. Enjoyed but trail maintenance and/or improvement would make it much more worthwhile.

hiking
7 days ago

This was a great hike. The canyons and views are amazing. I took my family and the summit climb was a bit too much for them. It was in the middle of a summer day, so the heat made it tough. If you are looking for a family hike, just avoid the summit climb and enjoy the lower trails and canyons.

9 days ago

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12 days ago

Amazing trail with so many sights! We had fun climbing over the rocks and looking at the tent rocks. Beautiful view at the top.

13 days ago

13 days ago

challenging. very worth it.

14 days ago

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21 days ago

Amazing hike for scenery

hiking
23 days ago

great day exploring the tent rocks! only in New Mexico

23 days ago

Beautiful views, close to both ALBUQUERQUE and Santa Fe... great for a family hike

Love the trail it was very nice and very safe to walk along.

23 days ago

this trail is challenging and the natural landscapes are breath taking. the entry fee is $5 per car load. very nice.

hiking
23 days ago

Awesome hike and views

hiking
23 days ago

Good trail for family who can hike. It's not too challenging but little kids may need a boost here and there - mentally and physically. Saw lots of families hiking this. After 1.2ish miles you will see a pretty good view of all you just climbed. We turned around there.

26 days ago