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Great, easy trail, steep at the end but not for long. Took two hours total to go up to the peak, relax for a bit, then make our way down and around the cave loop. Only issue is the narrow trail through the slot canyon slows you down when you meet traffic.

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2 days ago

amazing natural formations. easy hike with amazing views at the end.

hiking
2 days ago

It’s amazing to see the rock natural formations shaped like tents. Make sure to stop by the visitor center. We did not get to complete the whole hike as it was raining and the water was gushing through the canyon. Will surely be back to complete the hike.

Great hike with great views. Get there early or go on a less busy week. Long lines to get into the park. We waited about an hour to get in. Once you are in the foot traffic wasn’t too bad as the rangers limit the amount of people allowed in the park at one time. Took us about 3 hours to hike both trails, stopping for photos and to take in the views. Defiantly planning on returning during a less busy week.

This hike is definitely in my top 5 hikes in the US. Like others have posted, there are parts that reminded me of Zion. The hike is relatively short (3 miles). It took us an hour in and an hour out. The short detour to the Cave is nice, and a lot less crowded. It won't take you much longer to do both, as the Cave trail circles back around and ends up right at the parking lot. Go early!!! We we arrived right at 9:00 am. and were able to get right in. By the time we left, shortly after 11, cars were backed way up at the gate--probably a 2 hour wait in your car, as they limit traffic on the trails. The slot canyons were filling up with people, making it difficult to navigate our way down. I cannot imagine what they would have been like hours later. Also, if you have never experienced a slot canyon, don't forget to look up! Everyone always seems to forget that. Take the time to look up and back going through the slots. You will be glad you did!

Do not follow goggle maps.

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful views amazing formations. A definite must.

hiking
7 days ago

I was really surprised on the canyon portion of the trail. It is so deep and narrow it reminds you of Zion. Also the hike is easy enough and short enough to do in just a couple hours, but provides so many beautiful scenes along the way, including magnificent panoramas of New Mexico and the American west from the top

hiking
11 days ago

Must see when in Santa Fe!

hiking
12 days ago

Great Trail. Make sure to bring lots of Water and remember to carry sanitizers in your car as the national park is not allowed to dig for water so in case if they run out of it in the bathrooms.

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail bring water. About 1 hr in 1 hr out if u don’t stop at the top for lunch or a break. Could be longer if u have more hikes on the trail. No shade at the top. Need a hat and sun screen of some kind. Most of the trail is easy. Some rocks I have to get a leg up on. If u have bad knees or hips. U might need some help up in a few places
but no problem. Definitely worth the hike

on Tent Rocks Trail

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing views of rock formations! We went mid September late morning and did find the last parking spot.

My favorite hike ever! It was pretty easy - I was even running through some sections.

hiking
15 days ago

This trail was very unique because it begins in a slot canyon with amazing views. Keep pushing yourself to the top to see the iconic “tent” or cone shaped rocks beneath you. Breathtaking!

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful scenery and the slot canyon (my first) was really cool to maneuver through. Yes, the climb near the end is tough, but the railroad tie steps really help. Wear a hat and take lots of water.

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike with some fantastic views. The rock formations and slot canyons are super cool. It can be challenging, but our 5 year old was able to get through it without too many problems, and I had my 1 year old in the back carrier. Bring plenty of water, there's no water at the trail head. They don't allow dogs, but they did give us a number to a lady who watches dogs, so we dropped our guy off and headed up. Overall one of our favorite hikes

The hike was great!! The views were amazing. This is a great place for a hike!

Wonderful climb with beautiful views. The Tent Rocks are incredible...... great time!

Worth the trip!

hiking
24 days ago

Guys, this place does not allow dogs. Only found out when we got here.

I’m sure it’s a great sight to see the Tent Rocks, will have to come back another time minus the dogs!

hiking
24 days ago

Nice, easy hike through slot canyon with very interesting geological formations. Very crowded by still worth it. Go early because the park rangers can close the trail at any time - the day we hiked they were stopping everyone near the top by 3:30.

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26 days ago

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1 month ago

This is two separate trails. The Cave Loop Trail is an easy 1.2 mile trail along the tent rocks, and can be completed separately from the other trail. The Slot Canyon trail is a bit more difficult. The 1.5 mile (one-way) trail is rocky and requires a bit of scrambling to reach the summit, lending the "moderate" rating on AllTrails.com. I definitely recommend the Slot Canyon trail, at least through the slot canyon itself and just a bit further to see the tent rocks up close. The summit is also worth the effort. * bring a little cash for the entrance fee

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. But...my wife is a fit hiking senior but dislikes scrambling/rock climbs and this climb has many. Too hard on the knees. She hated this trail. Picture climbing stairs two at a time, many 3 at a time, some over 3 feet.
Suggestion to fellow senior Flatlanders: keep turning around to look at the Tent Rocks. They’re behind you. The trip down is the visual treat. The last and steepest climb to the top can be skipped. The top is beautiful , over looking vast desert, but it’s like many summits. It’s the view down the canyon that you’re here for. Once you hit the timber stairs, think about enjoying the view and descending.
It may save your marriage.

Great views and well marked trail. Bring water and show up early as there will be a wait to get in. It was a very nice surprise of a trek.

on Tent Rocks Trail

1 month ago

It was an awesome trail . I would do it again any time. Sights were beautiful early in the morning.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a great trail! All of the comments here were helpful. We thought we might find it too challenging at the top and it was a bit but was well worth it. We’re two relatively fit 68 year olds. I would go a bit earlier next time. We started at 10—an hour earlier would have been perfect.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Very hot in the summer with very little shade..bring water (:

1 month ago

We love this hike!!! Great for kids. :)

Trail closed as of 8/10/18 due to heavy rains. check to see if it’s open before going

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