TENT ROCKS

Friday, April 27, 2018

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 Spend time with a geologist and learn how Tent Rocks National Monument came to be. Located on land managed jointly by Cochiti Pueblo and the Bureau of Land Management, Tent Rocks is a truly unique geological site that features massive, cone-shaped formations that hug the steep cliffs of Peralta Canyon.

 

 

 

 

 Left over from eruptions in the Jemez volcanic field 6-7 million years ago, these formations are wind- and water-eroded pumice and tuff deposits topped by erosion-resistant caprocks that protect the softer pillars below. While fairly uniform in shape, the tent rock formations vary in height from a few feet to 90 feet. No other national park or national monument in the western United States illustrates more dramatically the geologic aspects of faulting, volcanic activity, and infilling by sediment and groundwater.

 

A box lunch is included. Sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen and layered clothing are recommended.

 

 

PRICE PER PERSON:       $110.00

 

                                Minimum # of Guests: 30

                                Maximum # of Guests: 54

PRICE INCLUDES: Transportation; professional tour guide; admission to Tent Rocks; geologist to accompany group, box lunch with soft drinks; bottled water; all gratuities; all applicable taxes.