Four Corners – Up and Down Tent Rocks

2 Aug

There are a lot of things to do in Santa Fe, but there were a few that we wanted the girls to experience. One was Maria’s. The other was Tent Rocks, a hike that takes you through a slot canyon and to the top of a mesa. This is all while being surrounded by some of the most interesting rock formations in the Southwest.

We woke up early and made our way to a hike that my wife and I have both completed. However, I have to give everyone credit. This was the toughest day that I have seen at Tent Rocks. It was hot, and the air was thin.

The hike started easy enough, and everyone was in the mood for pictures.image-25

However, it was not long before we were all looking for an excuse to stop. Sitting on this rock looked like a good excuse.image-26

Of course, the scenery was beautiful. I think I have taken this shot each time I have passed it.image-27

Oh yeah, there were more pictures to take.image-28

After a lot of huffing and puffing. After a lot of stopping and starting. We made it to the top of Tent Rocks and a great view of northern New Mexico.image-29

Then, it was time to go back down. The way down is always easier than the way up, but there still needs to be some pit stops along the way.image-30

There are also those people who wander around looking up at the wall of the canyon.image-31

After the hike, we had lunch at Santa Fe Bite, another one of those things that must be done is Santa Fe. I do not know about everyone else, but my green chile cheeseburger and chocolate milkshake was awesome.

We rested. We lounged by the pool. We bought a painting by Jessica Garrett. Then we ate at The Shed, a place that I have spent years trying to get into. We made reservations a week in advance and arrived to find that they had erased it. However, they got us in quickly, and it was worth the wait. Not the 10 minute wait. It was worth the years wait.


5 Responses to “Four Corners – Up and Down Tent Rocks”

  1. jcalberta August 2, 2016 at 06:13 #

    Sante Fe … one place we are looking at for a future trip. Not going in the summer tho!

    • Rick August 2, 2016 at 12:52 #

      It’s a great place. Actually, the weather is not bad in the summer. Highs in the 80s. Lows in the 60s. Although, fall is the best time to visit.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong August 4, 2016 at 02:00 #

    There are some remarkably similar rock formations in Israel. Not the Negev, but down near Rehovot. There are also a lot of caves that look like this. Limestone. I’m so sorry we didn’t make it to New Mexico or Utah. We wanted to, but it was the middle of winter and there was snow in the mountains. Next time we’ll try March or April 🙂

    • Rick August 4, 2016 at 03:09 #

      It’s a high altitude and has to be visited at the right time. It’s strange how different parts of the world can look the same.


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