kasha-katuwe tent rocks, new mexico

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There was no Star Wars size budget in the making of this photo—just real life. Check out these insane rock formations in New Mexico outside Santa Fe.


 

PLACE: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks
LOCATION: New Mexico, USA
NOTORIOUS: Geographical formations
NEAREST AIRPORT: Santa Fe (SAF)
COORDINATES: 35° 39′ 37″ N, 106° 24′ 30″ W
CURRENCY: $USD

If you drive 40 miles south west of Santa Fe, you’ll run into these absolutely bizarre geological formations. They eroded to look like little tents because of their soft pumice rock that was created from volcanic rock. Kasha-Katuwe is a Keresan phrase meaning “white cliffs”—Keres is the traditional language of the pueblo tribes of northern New Mexico.

They only cover a small area but I’ve truly never seen anything like it so I figured it’s worth a stop if I’m in the area. I am planning a trip to Abiquiu and Taos, NM, to visit the towns where Georgia O’Keeffe and Agnes Martin decided to set up shop post-NY.

 

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