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    For the adventurous traveler who craves truly authentic experiences, Santa Fe County is the destination that feeds the soul and energizes the spirit. Enjoy world-class hiking, biking, skiing, invigorating spa and wellness retreats, and a celebrated local cuisine.

    Top Spots in and near Santa Fe County

    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Explore Canyon Road

      Canyon Road in Santa Fe New Mexico, is home to one of the largest gatherings of fine art galleries featuring original work you'll find. Santa Fe is considered the 3rd largest distributor of art in the world, behind New York and Paris. The difference with Canyon Road is the unique environment tha...
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Photograph the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi

      Along the downtown Santa Fe plaza, you will run into an obvious architectural beauty. It's the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi. It's placed perfectly in the plaza where the sunset will make the massive structure glow or have interesting shadows cast off its facade. The cathedral itse...
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Catch a sunset over the hills of Santa Fe

      People come from all over the world to see sunsets in the southwest. This is a great little spot tucked away in a neighborhood I stayed in for a month. On Rodriguez street, there is a parking space for "visitors" of a particular house in the neighborhood (marked on the map). I didn't see a car t...
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Hike to Picacho Peak and Atalaya Peak

      5.0
      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 lot, take the short Nature Conservancy trail to the ...
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Trail Run the Dale Ball Trails

      22 mi / 500 ft gain
      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 a short distance from downtown Santa Fe, it is the...
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      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's vast trail system.Each bed has  an encapsulated...
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    • Lamy, New Mexico

      Hike to the Happy Valley Overlook in the Galisteo Basin Preserve

      1 mi / 150 ft gain
      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 to get an epic view of a large portion of Galisteo...
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Mountain Bike Pacheco Canyon

      8.1 mi / 2194 ft gain
      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 Tesuque Campground after more than 2100' of eleva...
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    • Glorieta, New Mexico

      Hike the Glorieta Battlefield Trail

      2.25 mi / 500 ft gain
      This trail is a little tricky to get to, so be sure to stop at the Pecos NHP Visitor Center first for directions. You will also need to retrieve a gate code from the ranger. I would recommend picking up a guide inside the Visitor Center so you know what you're looking at on the trail (important)....
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Hike or Bike Aspen Vista

      3.5
      12.1 mi / 2100 ft gain
      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 being as all the roots are interconnected). These ...
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Hike Santa Fe Baldy

      5.0
      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 through mossy pines and emerald stones. A mile later, yo...
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    • Santa Fe County, New Mexico

      Santa Fe Baldy Via Windsor Trail

      13.55 mi / 3140 ft gain
      Santa Fe Baldy Via Windsor Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Backpack to Lake Katherine in the Pecos Wilderness

      5.0
      16 mi / 1450 ft gain
      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 lot for Ski Santa Fe. You'll climb from 10,250 to...
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    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Hike to Nambé Lake

      4.0
      6.2 mi / 1800 ft gain
      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 starting altitude of 10,000 ft above sea level yo...
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    • Los Alamos, New Mexico

      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 approaches varying from 5 to 30 minutes.Grades range...
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    • Pecos, New Mexico

      Ancestral Sites Trail

      5.0
      1.2 mi / 89 ft gain
      The park is easy to get to from Santa Fe. It's about 30 miles SE on the I-25 highway that leads you through Pecos. Once at the park, the 1.25 mile loop trail begins and ends at the visitor center. Don't forget to stop in there. It's surprisingly nice with some terrific history of the area dating...
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    Camping and Lodging in Santa Fe County

    Santa Fe KOA Journey
    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Santa Fe KOA Journey

    Field Tract Campground
    Pecos, New Mexico

    Field Tract Campground

    Holy Ghost Group Area
    Tererro, New Mexico

    Holy Ghost Group Area

    Black Canyon
    Nambe, New Mexico

    Black Canyon

    Tetilla Peak
    Cochiti Lake, New Mexico

    Tetilla Peak

    Cochiti Area
    Cochiti Lake, New Mexico

    Cochiti Area

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