Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

About 45 minutes outside of Santa Fe is a true natural wonder, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.  It was not a place that we had on our original itinerary, but while in Boulder with my college friends, one of those friends suggested that we take the side trip to see this place.  She described it in ways that made it seem like something we shouldn’t miss, and she was right.  I am so grateful to her for making this suggestion.  This had to be one of the most awe-inspiring places I’d ever seen.  I will let my photographs speak for themselves, but keep in mind that these were taken with an iPhone 5s camera and that the colors and the textures are even more amazing in real life.


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13 thoughts on “Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

    • True confession time: we did not make it to the top. The first half or so is easy. As you get higher, the passageways get narrow and steeper. We weren’t going to take any chances on getting hurt, and the footing was quite iffy as we got higher, so we turned back.

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      • LOL! I am not ashamed. In fact, I wouldn’t want anyone else to think the climb is easy, especially for someone (ahem) over 55… 🙂

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      • There you go again….hide that fifty-ish number, ASAP! 😉 Seriously, you should be proud that you did what you did, climbed where you wanted to climb, and took care. It’s really true (speaking with a hiking mentality here) how many people don’t take care. We see it time and again: people hiking on very hot days with no water, inappropriate foot wear, etc. It always amazes us. I guess that means we’re just smart, old hikers. 🙂

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      • There are some benefits to getting “older”—like recognizing your limits and appreciating the parts of your body that still work! And those senior citizen discounts make it a little sweeter also!


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