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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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Cloud 9 Trails
Horseback Trail Rides, Drop Camps and Pack Trips in the Santa Fe National Forest and Pecos Wilderness Friendly, experienced guides. Sure-footed, well-mannered horses. Scenery to take your breath away. Come Ride the high country with us! Rides by reservation only. Please call for availability.
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505-310-8527
Horseback Trail Rides, Drop Camps and Pack Trips in the Santa Fe National Forest and Pecos Wilderness Friendly, experienced guides. Sure-footed, well-mannered horses. Scenery to take your breath away. Come Ride the high country with us! Rides by reservation only. Please call for availability.
HIPICO Santa Fe
HIPICO Santa Fe hosts Exciting Equestrian Events, Art Exhibitions, Award-winning Craft Beer, Local Cuisine and Live Music - all on our beautiful grassy polo fields. Enjoy world class show jumping surrounded by mountains or choose to indulge in our unique VIP experience. Home to the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding.
100 S. Polo Drive
Santa Fe, NM 875087
505-474-0999
HIPICO Santa Fe hosts Exciting Equestrian Events, Art Exhibitions, Award-winning Craft Beer, Local Cuisine and Live Music - all on our beautiful grassy polo fields. Enjoy world class show jumping surrounded by mountains or choose to indulge in our unique VIP experience. Home to the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding.
Broken Saddle Riding Co.
The Broken Saddle Riding Company offers horsebackriding on well conditioned smooth riding Tennessee Walkers and Missouri Foxtrotters through the beautiful Cerrillos Hills Historic Park (New Mexico State Park). Able riders may trot, canter or gallop. Small group and private rides available. 26 scenic miles from the Santa Fe Plaza. All rides are by appointment.
P.O. Box 286
Cerrillos, NM 87010
(505) 424-7774
The Broken Saddle Riding Company offers horsebackriding on well conditioned smooth riding Tennessee Walkers and Missouri Foxtrotters through the beautiful Cerrillos Hills Historic Park (New Mexico State Park). Able riders may trot, canter or gallop. Small group and private rides available. 26 scenic miles from the Santa Fe Plaza. All rides are by appointment.
Glorieta Adventure Camps
Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Rockies, Glorieta Adventure Camps offers a mountainous escape perfect for the casual camper, outdoor adventurer, or extreme sport enthusiast. Our expansive trails, open to the public August to May, are great for hiking and mountain biking. We offer great lodging and activity options for retreat groups, families, and more.
11 State Route 50
Glorieta, NM 87535
505-757-6161
Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Rockies, Glorieta Adventure Camps offers a mountainous escape perfect for the casual camper, outdoor adventurer, or extreme sport enthusiast. Our expansive trails, open to the public August to May, are great for hiking and mountain biking. We offer great lodging and activity options for retreat groups, families, and more.
Bishop's Lodge Stables
Nestled on 450 beautiful acres at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,The Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa is a destination in Santa Fe unlike any other. As part of our rich history as Santa Fe's original resort, guests have been experiencing horseback riding at Bishop's Lodge for nearly a century. Take a ride on a horse and enjoy the warm glow of magnificent sunsets, azure blue skies, and the soft scent of Piñon pines as you ride atop mesas with breathtaking views. Private, group and kids rides are available as well. We ride western style, provide a horseback riding orientation session with each ride and instruction on the trail. We believe that your riding experience is enhanced through a greater understanding of the nature of the horse. STABLES are OPEN year-round 9am to 5pm.
1297 Bishop's Lodge Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-819-0095
Nestled on 450 beautiful acres at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,The Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa is a destination in Santa Fe unlike any other. As part of our rich history as Santa Fe's original resort, guests have been experiencing horseback riding at Bishop's Lodge for nearly a century. Take a ride on a horse and enjoy the warm glow of magnificent sunsets, azure blue skies, and the soft scent of Piñon pines as you ride atop mesas with breathtaking views. Private, group and kids rides are available as well. We ride western style, provide a horseback riding orientation session with each ride and instruction on the trail. We believe that your riding experience is enhanced through a greater understanding of the nature of the horse. STABLES are OPEN year-round 9am to 5pm.

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