Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Ticketed Entry

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Designated by US Congress in 2001, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is part of the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico. Wind and water erosion has created unique cone-shaped rock formations from pumice, ash, and tuff deposits from volcanic eruptions that occurred 6 to 7 million years ago. This area is recognized as the ancestral homelands of the Cochiti and is managed today in close cooperation with the Pueblo. Visitors can experience the geology and cultural significance of this area by hiking the challenging Slot Canyon Trail or taking a moment to reflect at Veterans’ Memorial Overlook. 

The Bureau of Land Management in coordination with our partners in the gateway community of Pueblo de Cochiti will implement a day use reservation system in order to reopen Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19. Advance reservations are required for all visitors. Each vehicle entering the Monument will need a reservation. Visitors with a reservation may enter as early as 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Monument will remain open until 5:00 p.m., at which time all visitors must exit. 

The Monument is a popular destination from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, so early reservations are recommended! 

Designated by US Congress in 2001, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is part of the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico. Wind and water erosion has created unique cone-shaped rock formations from pumice, ash, and tuff deposits from volcanic eruptions that occurred 6 to 7 million years ago. This area is recognized as the ancestral homelands of the Cochiti and is managed today in close cooperation with the Pueblo. Visitors can experience the geology and cultural significance of this area by hiking the challenging Slot Canyon Trail or taking a moment to reflect at Veterans’ Memorial Overlook. 

The Bureau of Land Management in coordination with our partners in the gateway community of Pueblo de Cochiti will implement a day use reservation system in order to reopen Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19. Advance reservations are required for all visitors. Each vehicle entering the Monument will need a reservation. Visitors with a reservation may enter as early as 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Monument will remain open until 5:00 p.m., at which time all visitors must exit. 

The Monument is a popular destination from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, so early reservations are recommended! 

Notifications and Alerts

Need to Know

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Kasha-Katuwe National Monument remains closed at this time due to COVID-19. Once there is a set date for reopening there will be a release of tickets. Following this initial release of inventory, reservations are available three months in advance on the first of the month at 7 a.m. PT. Example: On August 1, reservations will be available for the dates of October 1-31.

Changes and Cancellations

Reservation Fee: There is a $2.00 non-refundable reservation fee per ticket

Amenity Fee: 

Pass holders are required to pay the $2.00 non-refundable reservation fee. Be prepared to show your annual or lifetime pass, associated valid ID and your day use vehicle reservation ticket. 

Valid entrances passes accepted are: 

Cancellation Policy: If you cannot make a trip, please cancel your reservation. Cancellations must be made by midnight prior to the day of arrival for a full refund less the non-refundable per-ticket reservation fee. Refunds will not be given for tickets cancelled or modified after midnight on the day of the reservation. To submit your cancellation, please login to your Recreation.gov account to view and cancel your reservation.

No Show Policy: If you do not arrive during reserved day your fee will not be refunded, and you will be refused entry into the Monument. 

If the Monument is closed due to a weather related event, the amenity fee will be refunded.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Rio Puerco Field Office 100 Sun Avenue NE Albuquerque NM 87109

Phone Number

505-761-8700

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