July 7, 2023: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is currently closed to the public. Please click here to visit the website for additional information.
The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is a remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to observe, study, and experience the geologic processes that shape natural landscapes. The cone-shaped tent rock formations are the products of volcanic eruptions that occurred 6 to 7 million years ago and left pumice, ash and tuff deposits over 1,000 feet thick. The national monument, on the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico, includes a national recreation trail and ranges from 5,570 feet to 6,760 feet above sea level.
The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is closed to dogs, excluding service animals.