Cochití Pueblo, northern-most of the Keres-speaking pueblos, is home to about 1,500 people. One of its renowned members is the late Helen Cordero, who revived the popular storyteller figurine in 1964. The pueblo is also well known for its deep-toned ceremonial drums, which can be heard on July 14, the pueblo’s San Buenaventura Feast Day.
The pueblo leases land to the flourishing community of Cochití Lake. Many golfers enjoy the top-rated 18-hole Cochití golf course, (505) 465-2239, 465-2230 (for tee times). Visit nearby Cochití Lake, which features water recreational activities and a generous shoreline with campgrounds; (505) 465-2300.
Cochití's newest attraction is Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, administered in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The national monument includes a national recreational trail. It is for foot travel only, and contains two segments that provide opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, geologic observation and plant identification. Both segments of the trail begin at the designated monument parking area. The Cave Loop Trail is 1.2 miles long, rated as easy. The more difficult Canyon Trail is a 1.5-mile, one-way trek into a narrow canyon with a steep (630-ft) climb to the mesa top for excellent views of the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, and Sandia mountains and the Rio Grande Valley. A fee is required to enter the monument.