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Visiting Santa Fe

Outdoor Activities

If you love the great outdoors, then Santa Fe is the perfect place for you. The city is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. And it's all just minutes away from the cosmopolitan center.

Santa Fe is a paradise for hikers, skiers, snowshoers, mountain bikers, river rafters, fishing enthusiasts, horseback riders and people who simply like to stroll in city parks and take in the fresh air. You can ski the Rocky Mountains in winter and ice skate outdoors on the pond in Hyde Memorial State Park. In summer, hike the miles of mountain wilderness, enjoying dramatic, panoramic vistas and fields of wildflowers.

Click on Hiking for information about the incredible diversity of trails in the Santa Fe area. Visit Skiing for information about nearby ski areas and cross country ski trails. You'll also find fantastic places to play golf and enjoy fishing, camping and other outdoor activities. And you'll find plenty of parks and recreation centers throughout the city.

Explore our Tours section, where you'll be amazed by the many creative ways you can explore the Santa Fe wilderness. Click here for information on bicycling around Santa Fe.

It's a rare treat find such an abundance of nature so close to the heart of the city. And it's a major reason why locals and visitors alike are so passionate about Santa Fe.

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Kokopelli Rafting
Santa Fe's #1 Outdoor Activity on TripAdvisor! Since 1991, Kokopelli Rafting has provided unforgettable white water river rafting tours on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama, 1-hour northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Consistent 5-star reviews speak to our commitment to safety, service, and professionalism. Come see why we're the best river rafting company in New Mexico!
1164 Parkway Dr Unit A
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-983-3734
Santa Fe's #1 Outdoor Activity on TripAdvisor! Since 1991, Kokopelli Rafting has provided unforgettable white water river rafting tours on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama, 1-hour northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Consistent 5-star reviews speak to our commitment to safety, service, and professionalism. Come see why we're the best river rafting company in New Mexico!
Yogihiker, LLC
Yoga & hiking in Santa Fe Nat'l Forest. 2- 4 hour excursions. 3 Element option includes guided mediation at a medicine wheel & vegan picnic. TripAdvisor: Yogihiker "focuses on the mind-body connection. After practicing yoga among the trees, it will be VERY hard to return to a studio. It's an unforgettable experience that will stay with you long after returning home."
No physical location. Visit website.

505-819-8445
Yoga & hiking in Santa Fe Nat'l Forest. 2- 4 hour excursions. 3 Element option includes guided mediation at a medicine wheel & vegan picnic. TripAdvisor: Yogihiker "focuses on the mind-body connection. After practicing yoga among the trees, it will be VERY hard to return to a studio. It's an unforgettable experience that will stay with you long after returning home."
Less Traveled Trails, LLC
Seek out the less traveled trails of New Mexico’s backcountry. Experience beautiful remote places: Valles Caldera, Bandelier, Ghost Ranch, Continental Divide Trail, National Forest wilderness. We offer day hiking, snowshoeing, and backpacking. Your guide Brian Johnson is a Wilderness First Responder and has led outings in NM since 1990. Authorized for public lands.
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505-490-7033
Seek out the less traveled trails of New Mexico’s backcountry. Experience beautiful remote places: Valles Caldera, Bandelier, Ghost Ranch, Continental Divide Trail, National Forest wilderness. We offer day hiking, snowshoeing, and backpacking. Your guide Brian Johnson is a Wilderness First Responder and has led outings in NM since 1990. Authorized for public lands.
Santa Fe Conservation Trust
The Santa Fe Conservation Trust partners with our community to keep northern New Mexico’s living lands and people flourishing together. We protect culturally and environmentally significant landscapes, ignite people’s passion for nature and enable the continual regeneration of our healthy place.
400 Kiva Ct., Suite B
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-989-7019
The Santa Fe Conservation Trust partners with our community to keep northern New Mexico’s living lands and people flourishing together. We protect culturally and environmentally significant landscapes, ignite people’s passion for nature and enable the continual regeneration of our healthy place.
Santa Fe Fat Tire Society
We are Santa Fe's local Mountain Bike Club and we like to say that "Any friend of mountain biking is a friend of ours." The Santa Fe Fat Tire Society is dedicated to the sport of mountain biking and to providing riders of all levels the opportunity to meet, socialize, improve their skills, and, most of all, to have fun. We are strong advocates for responsible mountain biking and for the development, creation, and maintenance of multi-use trails.
369 Montezuma Ave. # 614
Santa Fe, NM 87501
5059468865
We are Santa Fe's local Mountain Bike Club and we like to say that "Any friend of mountain biking is a friend of ours." The Santa Fe Fat Tire Society is dedicated to the sport of mountain biking and to providing riders of all levels the opportunity to meet, socialize, improve their skills, and, most of all, to have fun. We are strong advocates for responsible mountain biking and for the development, creation, and maintenance of multi-use trails.
Quail Run Club & Golf Course
Discover the premier fitness club in Santa Fe. Quail Run offers our members access to a nine hole golf course, complete fitness center with certified Personal Trainers, Yoga, Spa Services, Indoor Lap Pool and Tennis Programs. The clubhouse exudes a casual elegance that makes you want to stay all day enjoying the wonderful food and luxurious spa and fitness amenities.
No physical location. Visit website.

505-795-7222
Discover the premier fitness club in Santa Fe. Quail Run offers our members access to a nine hole golf course, complete fitness center with certified Personal Trainers, Yoga, Spa Services, Indoor Lap Pool and Tennis Programs. The clubhouse exudes a casual elegance that makes you want to stay all day enjoying the wonderful food and luxurious spa and fitness amenities.
Ultra Santa Fe
Trail Running Event
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505-660-7468
Trail Running Event
Santa Fe Striders
Santa Fe area's running and racing club since 1978. Group runs on Tue. and Thr. evenings from The Running Hub. Sunday group runs and locations posted at the club website. Upcoming events for the 2013 season: - The Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic, 5K - Sat. Jan 12, 2013 - The Corrida de los Locos, 5mi run - Sat. Feb 16, 2013 - The 35th annual Santa Fe Run Around, Santa Fe's oldest running event, 5K/10K - Sat. May 25th, 2013. - The 29th annual Big Tesuque Trail Run, Santa Fe's largest and oldest trail run, 12mi - Sat. October 5th, 2013
No physical location. Visit website.

505-573-1558
Santa Fe area's running and racing club since 1978. Group runs on Tue. and Thr. evenings from The Running Hub. Sunday group runs and locations posted at the club website. Upcoming events for the 2013 season: - The Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic, 5K - Sat. Jan 12, 2013 - The Corrida de los Locos, 5mi run - Sat. Feb 16, 2013 - The 35th annual Santa Fe Run Around, Santa Fe's oldest running event, 5K/10K - Sat. May 25th, 2013. - The 29th annual Big Tesuque Trail Run, Santa Fe's largest and oldest trail run, 12mi - Sat. October 5th, 2013
Ski New Mexico
Your New Mexico vacation and travel planning information can be found at Ski New Mexico. Snowboarding in New Mexico is great, with short lift lines, great terrain, and deep powder. Ski resort jobs and employment opportunities in New Mexico.
PO Box 2108
Santa Fe, NM 87504
505-858-2422
Your New Mexico vacation and travel planning information can be found at Ski New Mexico. Snowboarding in New Mexico is great, with short lift lines, great terrain, and deep powder. Ski resort jobs and employment opportunities in New Mexico.


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