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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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The Reel Life
Welcome to Santa Fe’s premier Fly Shop and Guide Service! We specialize in guiding public and private waters throughout northern New Mexico. Our full service fly shop is conveniently located inside the De Vargas Mall and stocks everything you need to make your next fishing trip a success.Our staff of patient and professional instructors can help you maximize your time
526 N. GUADALUPE ST.
SANTA FE, NM 87501
505-995-8114
Welcome to Santa Fe’s premier Fly Shop and Guide Service! We specialize in guiding public and private waters throughout northern New Mexico. Our full service fly shop is conveniently located inside the De Vargas Mall and stocks everything you need to make your next fishing trip a success.Our staff of patient and professional instructors can help you maximize your time
The Reel Life
Visiting anglers from around the world visit The Reel Life for its fine fly shop and guide service. Owned and operated by life-long Santa Feans, The Reel Life offers the finest in gear, instruction, local fishing information, fly tying, gear rentals, and service. Guided fly fishing with The Reel Life is a very popular activity. Our staff of professional guides can put you on our best private waters and public waters. Each of our guides are experienced instructors so fly fishers of all abilities are welcome. Please join us for a memorable experience catching trout and other species in the mountains of northern New Mexico.
500 Montezuma Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-995-8114
Visiting anglers from around the world visit The Reel Life for its fine fly shop and guide service. Owned and operated by life-long Santa Feans, The Reel Life offers the finest in gear, instruction, local fishing information, fly tying, gear rentals, and service. Guided fly fishing with The Reel Life is a very popular activity. Our staff of professional guides can put you on our best private waters and public waters. Each of our guides are experienced instructors so fly fishers of all abilities are welcome. Please join us for a memorable experience catching trout and other species in the mountains of northern New Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
No physical location. Visit website.

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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Routes Bicycle Tours, Inc.
Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals is a family-owned shop in the historic core of Santa Fe offering fun, easy and safe bike rentals and tours throughout the city. We feature full-service bicycle rentals accompanied by custom maps, accessories, and concierge-level service. Open Fri-Sun for walk-in's with reservations available 7-days a week.
228 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-933-5667
Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals is a family-owned shop in the historic core of Santa Fe offering fun, easy and safe bike rentals and tours throughout the city. We feature full-service bicycle rentals accompanied by custom maps, accessories, and concierge-level service. Open Fri-Sun for walk-in's with reservations available 7-days a week.


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