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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument - BLM
BLM Road 1011, County Road 22 Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87072
(505) 761-8700

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument remains closed to the public. Access along NM22 is currently limited to tribal members only to reduce COVID-19 exposure to the gateway community of Pueblo de Cochiti. BLM is continuing to work in close cooperation with the Pueblo de Cochiti to develop a reopening plan to address long standing issues including over-visitation, long wait times, staffing needs, and resource protection.

It is BLM’s hope that through these efforts, the Monument will re-open in a way that reduces impacts on the land and resources, as well as to the Cochiti people, and will provide an improved experience for all visitors. As reopening plans become more solidified, BLM will be releasing new information to the public via https://www.blm.gov/visit/kktr and our social media pages. We look forward to seeing our visitors when we reopen!

In the meantime, please visit some other great areas within our field office.  For more information about these areas, please contact our office at 505-761- 8700, or visit https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/recreation-activities/new-mexico and click on the Rio Puerco Field Office (Albuquerque) link.  

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.

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