exploring our amazing natural spaces

Tent rocks

6-7 million years ago volcanoes dispersed ash and rock over what’s now northern New Mexico in some areas up to 1000 feet thick! Weather, wind and water flows have eroded these deposits leaving an unworldly place now called Tent Rocks National Monument. In recent millennia native peoples have lived here (notice the fire scorched cave ceiling) benefiting from its closeness to the Rio Grande.copyright Gene Kallighercopyright Gene Kallighercopyright Gene Kallighercopyright Gene Kallighercopyright Gene Kalligher

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