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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.
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.
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 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 87501
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.
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.

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