The tent rock formations are the result of explosive volcanic eruptions that occurred between 6 and 7 millions years ago. There are two options to hike. The Cave Loop Trail is 1.2 miles and is rated easy to moderate. We took the second option. The Slot Canyon trail includes a 1.5 mile trek up a narrow canyon. We were very adventurous and kept going up a steep 630 foot climb to the Mesa top.
There was Ponderosa Pine trees with roots exposed. Looked as if the trees were trying to climb out of the canyon
Exhausted YES, glad I did it YES, YES
Precariously perched on many of the tarring hoodoos are Boulder caps that protect the softer pumice and tuff below. We found ourselves going though tunnels, up ledges, climbing over rocks to get to the top where we could we for miles. They have railroad ties step to help you get to the top the quarter mile to the top.