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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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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.
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!
New Wave Rafting
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.
2110 State Highway 68
Embudo, NM 87531
800-984-1444
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.
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.
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.
Kokopelli Rafting
Santa Fe's #1 Outdoor Activity on TripAdvisor! Since 1991, Kokopelli Rafting has provided unforgettable white water river rafting tours on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama, 1-hour northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Consistent 5-star reviews speak to our commitment to safety, service, and professionalism. Come see why we're the best river rafting company in New Mexico!
1164 Parkway Dr Unit A
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-983-3734
Santa Fe's #1 Outdoor Activity on TripAdvisor! Since 1991, Kokopelli Rafting has provided unforgettable white water river rafting tours on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama, 1-hour northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Consistent 5-star reviews speak to our commitment to safety, service, and professionalism. Come see why we're the best river rafting company in New Mexico!
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(800) 432-4269
Statewide road conditions can be accessed at http://www.nmroads.com/
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
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.
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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.
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.


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