Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument - New Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 35° 36.866 W 106° 21.545
13S E 376911 N 3942035
Quick Description: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks is a National Monument located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Tent Rocks was established as a U.S. National Monument by President Bill Clinton in January 2001 shortly before leaving office.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2010 5:54:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM8AA4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 12

Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) tells us:

"Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, located 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico (near Cochiti), is a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed site that was established as a U.S. National Monument by President Bill Clinton in January 2001 shortly before leaving office.

The area owes its remarkable geology to layers of volcanic rock and ash deposited by a volcanic explosion. Over time, weathering and erosion of these layers has created canyons and tent rocks. The tent rocks themselves are cones of soft pumice and tuff beneath harder caprocks.

The monument is open for day use only and may be closed by order of the Cochiti Pueblo Tribal Governor. A 1.2 mile (1.9 km) recreation trail leads up through a slot canyon to a lookout point where the tent rocks may be viewed from above. A 1.3 mile (2 km) loop trail leads past their base. The park is located between 5700 and 6400 feet (1737-1951 m) above sea level. The monument is closed to dogs effective May 23, 2009."
Park Name: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Natural Park: yes

Recreation Area: yes

Wildlife Refuge: yes

Park Website: [Web Link]

Type of Listing: Entrance

Other Type Detail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasha-Katuwe_Tent_Rocks_National_Monument

Fees in Local Currency: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Dates of Access: From: 1/1/2010 To: 12/31/2010

Hiking: yes

Camping: no

Horseback Riding: no

Off-Roading: no

Swimming: no

Snorkling/Scuba: no

Boating: no

Fishing: no

Historic/Cultural Park: Not Listed

Other Park Type not listed above: Not listed

Hours available: Not listed

Bicycling: Not Listed

Rock Climbing: Not Listed

Other Activities: Not listed

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