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Things to Know Before Visiting
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument


Fall/Winter (November 1 to March 10)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gates close at 4:00 p.m.

Spring/Summer (March 11 to October 31)
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Gates close at 6:00 p.m. 

Holiday Closure Dates:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Cultural Observance (spring)

Fees - Payable at entrance

  • Private Vehicles - $5
  • Groups:
    Up to 25 individuals - $25
    25-100 individuals - $100
  • Schools:
    No fee.  Day-use permit required from BLM.  Click here for more information.
  • Commercial Tours and Non-Profit Organizations:
    Specials-use permit required from BLM.  Please contact Rio Puerco Field Office at 505-761-8700
  • America the Beautiful Pass – Present at entrance
  • Sold and issued at entrance:
    • Senior Pass - $10
    • Annual Pass - $80
    • Military Annual Pass – Free
    • Access Pass – Free 

Additional things to know before you visit the National Monument

  • Restrooms are available
    • Thanks to your donations, the Monument has purchased hand sanitizer dispensers and paper towels for all of the Monuments restrooms. These donations help to make our guests experiences more pleasant.
  • RV hookups are available at Cochiti Lake Recreation Area.
  • Cochiti Lake Convenience Store is approximately 7miles from the National Monument parking area and is adjacent to the Village of Cochiti Lake and the Cochiti Reservoir.
  • We recommend that you bring your own drinking water, as there is no running water. 
  • Closed to Dogs
  • Day Use Only
  • No open fires, shooting, alcoholic beverages, glass containers or climbing on the "tent rocks."
  • Do not trespass on tribal, private, or state land.
  • Access to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks may be closed by order of the Cochiti Tribal Governor.
    • Closures will be posted at the gate.
  • No motorized vehicles or mountain bikes are allowed.
  • Protect live trees and shrubs.
    • You may not cut green trees or firewood without a permit.
  • No collecting of plants, rocks, obsidian "apache tears," or wildlife.
  • Please stay on designated roads and trails.
  • Geocaching is prohibited.
  • Please, do not feed the wildlife
  • Hunting and recreational shooting is not allowed in the Monument.
  • All film permits should be submitted 30 days in advance for proper review and scheduling.
    • For more information on filming, contact Connie Maestas (505) 761-8907 or Arlene Salazar (505) 761-8772.
  • For information about a Special Recreation Permit, contact Jamie Garcia at (505) 761-8787.

Click here for additional Recreation Guidelines and Information

Photo Gallery (Flickr)

Hiking/Backpacking Picnicking Watchable Wildlife Nature Study Area No Dogs

Monument Information

Presidential Proclamation| Map

Created: January 17, 2001
Size: 4,645 acres of public land

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Contact Information
Monument: 505-331-6259
Supervisory Park Ranger Jackie Leyba: 505-761-8955
Rio Puerco Field Office
435 Montano NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Public Lands Information Center

2014 Manager’s Report