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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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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.
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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.
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.>)))))*>
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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.>)))))*>
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.
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
Yogihiker, LLC
Yoga & hiking in Santa Fe Nat'l Forest. 2- 4 hour excursions. 3 Element option includes guided mediation at a medicine wheel & vegan picnic. TripAdvisor: Yogihiker "focuses on the mind-body connection. After practicing yoga among the trees, it will be VERY hard to return to a studio. It's an unforgettable experience that will stay with you long after returning home."
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505-819-8445
Yoga & hiking in Santa Fe Nat'l Forest. 2- 4 hour excursions. 3 Element option includes guided mediation at a medicine wheel & vegan picnic. TripAdvisor: Yogihiker "focuses on the mind-body connection. After practicing yoga among the trees, it will be VERY hard to return to a studio. It's an unforgettable experience that will stay with you long after returning home."
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.
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.
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.


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