Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, is famous for its scenic cone shaped formations, composed of pumice, ash, and tuff deposits from volcanic eruptions 6–7 million years ago. Picnic tables, shelters and toilets area available at the Monument. The Monument includes a National Recreational Trail for hiking only. The Trail 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, "slot" canyon with a steep (630-ft) climb to the mesa top for excellent views of the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Sandia mountains and the Rio Grande Valley. The Veterans Memorial Trail is a 1-mile long loop trail, rated as very easy and is wheel chair accessible. The Monument maintains seasonal hours. Fall/Winter hours(November 1 to March 10) are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the entrance gate closing at 4:00 p.m. Spring/Summer hours (March 11 to October 31) are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Gates close at 6:00 p.m. The Monument is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. This is a fee area. Private vehicles are $5.00. Group fees vary. Federal annual, senior, and access passports are honored at the Monument. NOTE: No dogs are allowed at the Monument.