|Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is relatively new monument, established in 2003. President Clinton
Proclaimed it National Monument in January 2001. It encompasses 4114 acres and is managed by the Bureau of
The unique cone-shaped rocks were formed by volcanic eruptions 6 or 7 million years ago. The deposit was rich in
pumice, ash and tuff, as the cap rock eroded away, the rock below wind swept into "tents'', up to 90 feet tall. Some
more resilient cap rock was weathered to voodoos in shape of a ball on top of a cone, much like a bust. One
resembles the famous Queen Rock on the northern coast of Taiwan.
Moon over highland desert. This was taken at
elevation over 8000 ft, near the over look.
At the over look, you
can see tent rocks
near and far. There is
a nice memorial for the
Veterans built in 2004.
At Sunset, even the
tents looked sleepy.
Moon, mesa and tent rocks.