Tent Rocks National Monument

At the end of April, I made my way to Tent Rocks. Located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, it’s really a fantastic little park. Volcanic activity and erosion have made for a very interesting landscape and hike. The Canyon Trail is 1.5 miles long, one-way, and finishes at the top of a mesa overlooking the canyon. There’s an isolated outcropping that’s great for resting.

I didn’t find the hike especially difficult, but there are places where the path is only as wide as your foot. Also, there is a 630 foot climb to reach the top of the mesa.

Again, it’s really a great place to go; I’ll definitely hike there again. Going in the morning was ideal since it warmed up considerably by noon, and also became significantly busier.