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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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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!"
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.
a·foot | Santa Fe Hiking Group
Offering hikes and outdoor education leading to greater wilderness experiences.
Downtown Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-603-9120
Offering hikes and outdoor education leading to greater wilderness experiences.
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. Towa offers the best golf shop, professional instruction, tournament services, high tech custom club fittings, and indoor golf simulator.
40 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. Towa offers the best golf shop, professional instruction, tournament services, high tech custom club fittings, and indoor golf simulator.
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.
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.>)))))*>
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.”
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.


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