And here are my photos from Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico! If you’re ever down there, I highly recommend you check the place out. Such an amazing geologic formation!
The canyon and “tents” were formed from a series of eruptive events seven million years ago that deposited ash, tuff, and pumice layers. Weathering brought the place down to the canyon it is today.
You start by hiking up to the mountain. You go through the box canyon itself which was spectacular. After a steep hike upwards out of the canyon you’re on top of the mountain overlooking the valley below along with the Sangre de Cristos range. Then you hike back down the way you came. Such a great hike!