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Tent Rocks Slot Canyon Trail

Cochiti Pueblo, NM

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Tent Rocks Canyon trail is 3 miles out and back hiking trail through a slot canyon with hoodos and striated rock formations. It is a religious site of the Cochiti Pueblo.

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Hardest day hike I've ever done. I started with a three mile bushwhack through cactus and thornbushes before finding fillmore canyon trail. hiked up out of the canyon and camped in a cave in yellow rocks. Made it close to the top the next day but got caught in a storm and had to turn back. Gonna make another attempt in Oct. Best hike ever.

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Great trail. Approximately 3.6-3.7 miles to the wreckage site from Elena Gallegos at approximately 8600 feet (Elena Gallegos starts at about 6600). The wreckage is strewn along the trail for quite some distance as you continue up. It is a very pretty hike with a lively cool stream good for dipping you hat in to cool off. I consider myself an experienced hiker and would recommend against trying to continue beyond the debris field to the La Luz trail up the Domingo Baca canyon in the strongest possible terms. The debris trail ends approximately 1220-1000 linear feet from the the La Luz trail which lies at approximately 10,100 feet (my GPS battery died before I made it to the La Luz).

Bushwhacking, described by Mr. Young in his excellent review, is an underestimate of the difficulties of continuing up the Domingo Baca canyon to the La Luz trail. Everything bites stick or stings you. Even with long pants I was bleeding profusely from my shins and my arms looked like I had gotten in a fight with a rabid cat. 500 linear feet at an extremely steep incline through dense thorns and fallen trees takes approximately 1 hour minumum. The progress from the end of the debris field to the La Luz took at least 3 hours of intense effort. The incline is extrordinarily steep: it is literally hand over foot as you pull yourself up with your hands and push with feet. It should not be attempted without a good map, GPS, companions and possibly a machete. Walking sticks, good boots with ankle support and or hiking poles are non-negotiable. Personally, I will never attempt the upper Domingo Baca canyon beyond the debris field again.

Regardless fo how you climb to the sandia crest the High Finance restauraunt is a welcome sight and a great place to rest.

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Angel Peak
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Drive all the way down to the last picnic area. You'll see a small gate and foot path. There is a minimally established trail that follows the ridge line. Extremely mild hike, maybe barely 1 mile round trip. Beautiful views at all directions, aside from the engraved graffiti on some of the ridge rocks.

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Pino Trail
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I took the tram up then hiked the Crest to the Pino intersection (~3 miles), then down to Elena Gallegos. Eight miles overall, but almost all downhill. I've not yet climbed all the way up, so I figured this was a good way to explore the whole trail. The upper 1.5 miles of the Pino are pretty steep, so I'll be sure to be prepared when I go in the opposite direction. I've hike the lower portion (up to the 3-mile level) many times as an exercise hike and it's definitely one of my favorites as well as a good workout!

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