Slot Canyon Trail: One of the Best Short Trails in New Mexico

Buff-colored rocks look like 4 tipi tents standing against azure skies
Tent rocks at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

The American Southwest online magazine calls Slot Canyon Trail “one of the best short trails” in New Mexico. Check out this link to hiking in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and to find the “Trail Guide.”

Anyone been to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico? Do you have photos or advice you’d like to share?

UNSTOPPABLE Stacey would like to plan a hike for October. Anyone interested? If so send me an email.

Since this was posted in 2009, UNSTOPPABLE Stacey has checked this “Best Short Trail” located between Santa fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico,  off her bucketlist, and is ready to go back at anytime.  The short, 3-mile/ 4.8-km, round trip hike will take one to two hours because you’ll want to spend time exploring, and then just sit contemplating the amazing hoodoos.

Cultural observances of the Cochiti Pueblo people will sometimes close the sacred site, so check Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument’s website before setting out to this remote area. If closed, a good alternative is Tsankawi Village Trail.

If you like this trail, you’ll love my book, New Mexico’s Bandelier Walking Tour: A Self-guided Pictorial Sightseeing Tour and you can find it on Amazon.

UNSTOPPABLE Stacey sits with her back to the camera and looks over Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Quiet contemplation at this sacred site | Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument | Photo by Dan Wittig

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