Hiking Tent Rocks: Conical Formations

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Conical Tent Rocks

Close-Up of Cones

Hiking by Three Cones

Cap Rocks top Hoodoos

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks is a little known gem of a park near Santa Fe, New Mexico.  It became a National Monument in 2001, and is famous for its dramatic rock formations.  Kasha-Katuwe means “white cliffs” in the traditional pueblo language.  Conical tent rocks are the result of volcanic activity in the area 7 million years ago.  Hard cap rocks top the softer spires of pumice and tuff. 

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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