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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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Ski Santa Fe
Open Thanksgiving to April 5th, 2020. Skiing and Snowboarding recreation area located 16 miles from the heart of Santa Fe. Outstanding adult and children's ski school, lessons for all abilities, and 660 acres of Rocky Mountain terrain.
1477 State Highway 475
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-982-4429
Open Thanksgiving to April 5th, 2020. Skiing and Snowboarding recreation area located 16 miles from the heart of Santa Fe. Outstanding adult and children's ski school, lessons for all abilities, and 660 acres of Rocky Mountain terrain.
The Club at Las Campanas
Nestled at the foot of the stunning Sangre de Cristo Mountains, The Club at Las Campanas offers a truly unique setting in which to enjoy an ideal life in Santa Fe. The Club at Las Campanas opened in 1991, and is the only full-service private club in northern New Mexico--with exquisite club amenities just six miles from the cultural mecca of downtown Santa Fe including two Signature Nicklaus Golf Courses, a Fitness & Tennis Center and world-class equestrian center.
132 Clubhouse Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-995-3500
Nestled at the foot of the stunning Sangre de Cristo Mountains, The Club at Las Campanas offers a truly unique setting in which to enjoy an ideal life in Santa Fe. The Club at Las Campanas opened in 1991, and is the only full-service private club in northern New Mexico--with exquisite club amenities just six miles from the cultural mecca of downtown Santa Fe including two Signature Nicklaus Golf Courses, a Fitness & Tennis Center and world-class equestrian center.
Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Golf Course
Featured on Golf Life & Fox Sports television networks, Santa Fe’s only municipal golf course offers golfers of all ages breathtaking 360-degree panoramic mountain views, scenic high-desert landscape, low rates & full-service amenities. Partake in the championship 18-hole course,driving range, practice greens, putting area, and a nationally ranked par three course.
205 Caja del Rio Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-955-4400
Featured on Golf Life & Fox Sports television networks, Santa Fe’s only municipal golf course offers golfers of all ages breathtaking 360-degree panoramic mountain views, scenic high-desert landscape, low rates & full-service amenities. Partake in the championship 18-hole course,driving range, practice greens, putting area, and a nationally ranked par three course.
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 Zip Tour: The High Five
"See the Sangre de Cristo mountains like you never have before! On our High Five Zip Tour experience, you'll harness up, ride the army truck, take a deep breath, then... ready, set... SOAR at high speeds over canyons and through the pines on a mile-long zipline tour. It's thrilling enough for the adventure-seeker but safe for the whole family!"
11 State Route 50

5056997848
"See the Sangre de Cristo mountains like you never have before! On our High Five Zip Tour experience, you'll harness up, ride the army truck, take a deep breath, then... ready, set... SOAR at high speeds over canyons and through the pines on a mile-long zipline tour. It's thrilling enough for the adventure-seeker but safe for the whole family!"
Santa Fe Fly Fishing School
We are located on the Pecos River at the edge of the Village of Pecos. Fly fishing education is our primary focus. We will help you develop the skills you need to be more successful at trout fishing with a fly rod. We work with our clients to help them develop fly fishing skills that lead to greater independence on the river.
79 Camino Rincon Pecos, NM 87552

713-502-1809
We are located on the Pecos River at the edge of the Village of Pecos. Fly fishing education is our primary focus. We will help you develop the skills you need to be more successful at trout fishing with a fly rod. We work with our clients to help them develop fly fishing skills that lead to greater independence on the river.
New Wave Rafting Co.
New Wave Rafting Co., located on the banks of the Rio Grande, has been providing high quality river trips since 1980, on both the Rio Grande and Rio Chama. Multi-day, full-day and half-day trips range in difficulty from Class 2 (easy) to Class 4+ (difficult), for kids from 4 and up, to seniors. Buffet-style (all you can eat) lunches are served on full-day trips and on our New Wave No Wave scenic float trip. Snacks are served on our half-day trips. Funyak rentals on a scenic Class 2 stretch of the Rio Grande are also available, along with guided fishing trips. We are very proud of our personable guides, and this is reflected in the great reviews we receive - Google, Yelp and Tripadvisor. Take a look! All trips meet at the river. Our headquarters are located on Hwy. 68, in scenic Embudo, alongside the Rio Grande.
2110 State Highway 68
Embudo, NM 87531
505 579 0075
New Wave Rafting Co., located on the banks of the Rio Grande, has been providing high quality river trips since 1980, on both the Rio Grande and Rio Chama. Multi-day, full-day and half-day trips range in difficulty from Class 2 (easy) to Class 4+ (difficult), for kids from 4 and up, to seniors. Buffet-style (all you can eat) lunches are served on full-day trips and on our New Wave No Wave scenic float trip. Snacks are served on our half-day trips. Funyak rentals on a scenic Class 2 stretch of the Rio Grande are also available, along with guided fishing trips. We are very proud of our personable guides, and this is reflected in the great reviews we receive - Google, Yelp and Tripadvisor. Take a look! All trips meet at the river. Our headquarters are located on Hwy. 68, in scenic Embudo, alongside the Rio Grande.
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.
Cochiti Golf Club
Cochiti Golf Club is an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. public golf course located in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico. Being conveniently located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM it makes for a must play. The Cochiti Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of the best golf courses in New Mexico. To go along with the fantastic layout of the course, it is nestled in the beautiful high desert terrain of northern New Mexico. After your round, take in the views at the Stone Kiva Bar and Grill. It’s not hard to see why this place is called “Heaven with a zip code.”
5200 Cochiti Highway
Cochiti Lake, NM 87083
5054652239
Cochiti Golf Club is an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. public golf course located in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico. Being conveniently located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM it makes for a must play. The Cochiti Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of the best golf courses in New Mexico. To go along with the fantastic layout of the course, it is nestled in the beautiful high desert terrain of northern New Mexico. After your round, take in the views at the Stone Kiva Bar and Grill. It’s not hard to see why this place is called “Heaven with a zip code.”
Big River Raft Trips
Hey, Wanna have some fun? How about enjoying a river raft trip down the Rio Grande Gorge? Big River knows how important your vacation is, and we want to help make it as much fun as possible! Big River is a full service outfitter. Big River supplies everything, you just show up and go rafting! Wahoo!
16 D Pilar NM
Pilar, NM 87531
(575) 758-9711
Hey, Wanna have some fun? How about enjoying a river raft trip down the Rio Grande Gorge? Big River knows how important your vacation is, and we want to help make it as much fun as possible! Big River is a full service outfitter. Big River supplies everything, you just show up and go rafting! Wahoo!
Cottam's Ski Shop
Cottam's Ski Shop is located half way up Ski Basin Road in Hyde Memorial State Park - the closest ski shop to the slopes! Ski, Board, Snowshoe, Snowblade, XC, & Apparel rentals - high performance & recreational packages. Locations also in Taos and Angel Fire. RESERVE ONLINE AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT or stop in the Santa Fe convention and visitors bureau to receive a $3 off coupon for each ski rental.
740 Hyde Park Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-0495
Cottam's Ski Shop is located half way up Ski Basin Road in Hyde Memorial State Park - the closest ski shop to the slopes! Ski, Board, Snowshoe, Snowblade, XC, & Apparel rentals - high performance & recreational packages. Locations also in Taos and Angel Fire. RESERVE ONLINE AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT or stop in the Santa Fe convention and visitors bureau to receive a $3 off coupon for each ski rental.
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.
Land of Enchantment Fly Fishing Guides
Land of Enchantment Guides is an ORVIS endorsed fly fishing guide service, offering guided fishing trips in the Santa Fe, Chama, Taos and San Juan River areas. All the fly fishing gear you will need is provided for all of our fishing trips, at no additional cost. We offer transportation to and from most of the fishing spots - we'll pick you up at your hotel.>)))))*>
No physical location. Visit website.

505-629-5688
Land of Enchantment Guides is an ORVIS endorsed fly fishing guide service, offering guided fishing trips in the Santa Fe, Chama, Taos and San Juan River areas. All the fly fishing gear you will need is provided for all of our fishing trips, at no additional cost. We offer transportation to and from most of the fishing spots - we'll pick you up at your hotel.>)))))*>
Artful Angler
Experienced local guide service specializing in environmental education based fly fishing trips that can take you to some of the most beautiful rivers and lakes in the region. I can also arrange to incorporate cultural tours and/or wine tasting into your fishing trip.
No physical location. Visit website.

505-603-2119
Experienced local guide service specializing in environmental education based fly fishing trips that can take you to some of the most beautiful rivers and lakes in the region. I can also arrange to incorporate cultural tours and/or wine tasting into your fishing trip.
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.
No physical location. Visit website.

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.
New Mexico River Adventures
New Mexico River Adventures is Top Rated River Outfitter in the state. We are proud to have the most professional, safety conscience and fun guides in NM. Plan all of your adventures with us. From Rock Climbing to Rafting, let us help make memories to last a lifetime. Come experience the NMRA difference first hand and Immerse yourself in the Land of Enchantment.
2217 Hwy 68
Embudo, NM 87531
505-983-7756
New Mexico River Adventures is Top Rated River Outfitter in the state. We are proud to have the most professional, safety conscience and fun guides in NM. Plan all of your adventures with us. From Rock Climbing to Rafting, let us help make memories to last a lifetime. Come experience the NMRA difference first hand and Immerse yourself in the Land of Enchantment.
Towa Golf Club
Located in the dramatic scenery of northern New Mexico’s Pojoaque Valley, Towa’s three independent nine-hole courses challenge with dramatic elevation changes, seasonal weather conditions, and scenery of such extraordinary beauty it threatens to distract the most focused golfer. Whether you’re putting for birdie in the winter sunshine with a view of the Santa Fe Ski Mountain above or teeing off in the new greenery of the spring, Towa can challenge the low handicappers, but offers an enjoyable experience for golfers of all levels.
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-455-9000
Located in the dramatic scenery of northern New Mexico’s Pojoaque Valley, Towa’s three independent nine-hole courses challenge with dramatic elevation changes, seasonal weather conditions, and scenery of such extraordinary beauty it threatens to distract the most focused golfer. Whether you’re putting for birdie in the winter sunshine with a view of the Santa Fe Ski Mountain above or teeing off in the new greenery of the spring, Towa can challenge the low handicappers, but offers an enjoyable experience for golfers of all levels.
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.
Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico
The Adaptive Sports Program of New Mexico (ASPNM) has provided outdoor recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities throughout the state for over 30 years. With activities ranging from adaptive skiing and snowboarding to golf, rock climbing, water sports, and much more, ASPNM gives those living with disabilities the sense of freedom, accomplishment, and joy that comes with participating in outdoor activities.
2301 South Court
Santa Fe, NM 87505
5055772788
The Adaptive Sports Program of New Mexico (ASPNM) has provided outdoor recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities throughout the state for over 30 years. With activities ranging from adaptive skiing and snowboarding to golf, rock climbing, water sports, and much more, ASPNM gives those living with disabilities the sense of freedom, accomplishment, and joy that comes with participating in outdoor activities.


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