Tent Rocks Trail

MODERATE 254 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
1 minute ago

Beautiful, enjoyable hike!

8 hours ago

Beautiful must see!

8 hours ago

12 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

Such a unique hike

hiking
3 days ago

Great trail. About 2 hours total, and very easy until the last 15 minutes where you climb about 750 ft up. Beautiful views!! Definitely going back again. Would be best in the early morning before it gets too hot.

hiking
5 days ago

7 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Nice Trail, low traffic if any at all during a weekday.

13 days ago

13 days ago

very good trail kid friendly.

14 days ago

15 days ago

steep at 5he top but beautiful

hiking
17 days ago

Drove 60 miles to find out that dogs are prohibited. The rangers at the pay station were super nice, they pointed us in the direction of another long trail close by.

21 days ago

21 days ago

It was a gorgeous hike! Not too difficult, but a few tight spaces and steep steps could make it difficult for others. The NM weather and gorgeous scenery made for a wonderful morning.

walking
25 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

One of my favorite places. I grew up coming here and just had the privilege of strapping my toddler on my back and walking the whole trail with him. We both couldn't have been happier. One of the most unique and beautiful spots I've ever been. To me this place is sacred and deserves the utmost respect.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Very do able. And well worth it