Top Adventures in Santa Fe

  • Hike to Picacho Peak and Atalaya Peak

    Begin this trail from the Cerro Gordo Trailhead which is only about 10 minutes from Santa Fe Plaza. You can park in the lot near the intersection of Cerro Gordo and Upper Canyon Rd. The lot will fill up on the weekends so arrive early. From the lo...

  • Trail Run the Dale Ball Trails

    The Dale Ball Trail system, covers a wide swath of terrain between Santa Fe County, the City of Santa Fe, the National Forest, and The Nature Conservancy with a 22 mile network of trails in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Located ...

    22 miles 500 ft gain

  • Stay in the Hyde State Park Yurts

    Hyde Memorial State Park yurts are nestled high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains amongst the ponderosa pines, and sleep six and provide a modern setting with roots in ancient tradition. Their location in the State Park provide easy access to park...

  • Mountain Bike Pacheco Canyon

    Pacheco Canyon Road / Forest Service Road #102 leads from the foothills of the Sangre de Cristos deep into the mountains, beginning with breathtaking views across to Valles Caldera (particularly at sunset) and ending deep in the mountains near Big...

    8.1 miles 2194 ft gain

  • Hike the Winsor Trail

    Follow Hyde Park Rd all the way to its end. At the end of this road you can find space for parking and the Winsor Trailhead. The trail is 10.9 miles long with some switchbacks and mild elevation gain. Dog-friendly and open year round--though you'l...

    10.9 miles 160 ft gain

  • Hike Santa Fe Baldy

    Starting at an elevation of 10,000 feet at the Santa Fe Ski Basin, a right turn at the Winsor trail starts a steep climb for .5 miles until the wilderness boundary gate. From there, the trail descends slightly, taking a path along the ridge throug...

  • Hike or Bike Aspen Vista

    Aspen Vista Road (Forest Road 150) starts at an elevation of 10,000 feet and climbs up through a large stand of beautiful aspen and pine trees to the summit of Tesuque Peak at an elevation of 12,045 feet (note the Aspen grove is one large living b...

    12.1 miles 2100 ft gain

  • Backpack to Lake Katherine in the Pecos Wilderness

    Accessible June through October, snow lingers on the trail late into the summer. This is a very popular, well-marked route so if it's solitude you're seeking, you'll probably be disappointed. At least on the weekend.The trailhead is at the parking...

    16 miles 1450 ft gain

  • Hike to Nambé Lake

    Starting at the ski basin above Santa Fe, where parking is ample and the drive to reach it is staggeringly beautiful, you head north from the bottom of the parking lot from a well marked trailhead.  The climb starts right out of the gate, and at a...

    6.2 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Climb in Diablo Canyon

    Diablo Canyon has grown in popularity over the last decade, particularly due to its frequent appearance in television and films. It has hundreds of sport and trad climbs of varying difficulty on basalt cliffs that reach over 300 feet high, with ap...

  • Hike to the Happy Valley Overlook in the Galisteo Basin Preserve

    The Galisteo Basin Preserve south of Santa Fe, New Mexico is community conservation area of some 10,000 acres with 28 miles of publicly accessible trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.The Happy Valley Overlook is a great, quick way ...

    1 miles 150 ft gain

  • Hike to the Upper Falls in Bandelier National Monument

    Park at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The trailhead is down the road (the direction you came from). There are steep dropoffs along this trail so exercise caution, and be aware than in winter the trail may be icy. The Lower Falls trail is closed du...

    2.9 miles 496 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Santa Fe KOA

    • Pecos, New Mexico

      Field Tract Campground

      Overview Field Tract Campground is located on the banks of the beautiful Pecos River. The campground is 10 miles north of the village of Pecos. Visitors enjoy Field Tract for its family friendly ...

    • Tererro, New Mexico

      Holy Ghost Group Area

      Overview Holy Ghost Campground sits in the Santa Fe National Forest on the edge of the Pecos Wilderness. The Holy Ghost Creek runs alongside the campground. Numerous trails in the area lead hikers ...

    • Nambe, New Mexico

      Black Canyon

      Overview Black Canyon Campground is in a great location to experience some of the finest mountain scenery the Southwest has to offer. The facility is newly renovated and provides access to a variet...

    • Tererro, New Mexico

      Jacks Creek Group Area

      Overview Jack's Creek Group Area is a forested, high-elevation campground about 50 miles from Santa Fe. Perfect for family reunions, recreation events and other large group gatherings, the campgrou...

    • Cochiti Lake, New Mexico

      Tetilla Peak

      Overview Tetilla Peak Recreation Area is located in Sandoval County, New Mexico, within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Indian Reservation. The lake offers two public recreation areas: C...

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