Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and skies that have captivated artists for centuries, Santa Fe provides an adventure in all seasons. We encourage you to explore the unique spirit of Northern New Mexico. Easy day trips take you to ancient dwellings and still-inhabited Pueblos with opportunities to learn about the area’s rich culture and history.
Santa Fe is a hiker’s paradise. And you don’t have to travel far to find it. Just a few minutes away from bustling downtown lie acres of pristine wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here you’ll find miles of excellent trails to explore that range from easy to challenging.
Santa Fe is blessed with miles of both road and off-road riding. It is possible to be in a pristine forest within fifteen minutes of riding from Downtown Santa Fe! The Santa Fe National Forest is home to one of the best mountain biking trails in the country, the Windsor Trail.
Hot air ballooning
The wonderful pilot, Johnny, has piloted balloons all over the world. He is one of the world’s most experienced balloon pilots and with over 8,000 hours of balloon flights; he has maintained a spotless safety record. Johnny searched long and hard to find a location near Santa Fe that was both spectacular and safe for his hot air balloon flights. He found it in the incredibly beautiful and serene area known as Las Barrancas (The Ravines).
Golf in Santa Fe
Santa Fe offers mind-blowing options for novice and advanced. We’re talking everything from mountain to high-desert courses, all with stunning views of the New Mexico landscape. At the top of the must-play list is Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe, just eight miles west of downtown. This legendary muni course is in high-end country club condition, with 360-degree views of the mountains.
Conveniently located in the center of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Rafting has guided thousands of guests down the Rio Grande. Trips include the popular Racecourse, the Taos Box, the Chama River, and float trips. The trips vary between half and full day excursions and allows for an entirely new perspective of the New Mexican landscape.
High Desert Angler offers private half-day and full-day trips on private and public stretches of the Pecos River just 45 minutes to an hour from the shop. They guide all over Northern New Mexico and have private access on streams in New Mexico and southern Colorado.
Ski Santa Fe is nestled high in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains just 16 miles from the heart of historic Santa Fe, New Mexico. With a base area elevation of 10,350 feet, Ski Santa Fe is among the highest ski areas in the continental United States.