Outdoor Activities and Adventures In and Around Santa Fe
There are many exciting Santa Fe outdoor activities that are perfact for nature lovers, star gazers and warm weather enthusiasts! From Santa Fe hiking to Santa Fe walking tours, there are plenty of activities to do amidst Santa our beautiful and varied natural settings.
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Historic Walks of Santa Fe
Walking tours are a wonderful way to experience Santa Fe, and there are good tour guides available. Santa Fe Area Tours offers daily walking tours of the historic "City of Holy Faith" that visit the prominent historic sites and points of interest around the Plaza and gives participants a much more intimate view of the history and cultures of the city.
Santa Fe Hikers' Paradise
Find Hikers' Paradise in the Santa Fe's National Forrest, the Pecos Wilderness, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains! There are many wonderful hiking trails to explore in the area. Plan a day trip to hike in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains or any number of other nearby trails where you can leave your cares behind and hike in forests of piņon, juniper and ponderosa pines. Take in colorful meadows filled with blue flax, Indian paintbrush, purple lupine and other beautiful wildflowers. Rest by a mountain stream and watch for mountain jays and white-tailed deer. Enjoy majestic the amazing and views New Mexico has to offer, and don't forget your water and sunscreen!
Guided Santa Fe Hiking Tours
Outdoor Hiking & Snowshoeing tours are available with the local outdoor enthusiasts who know all the best places to go in this area.
Historic Towns and Byways to Explore
Visit the historic towns of Galisteo, Madrid, Abiquiu, Chimayo, and Taos. The scenery is always breathtaking and there are many interesting byways to be travelled where one can find artist colonies, historic sites, amazing old churches, and good places to eat tucked away just off the beaten path and waiting to be explored. Most of these towns are a short drive from Santa Fe and all make for very rewarding day trips in almost any direction.
Shidoni Foundry and Gallery
Shidoni is a bronze art foundry, sculpture garden and gallery situated along the Rio Tesuque on a former apple orchard. Visitors have the opportunity to watch 2000 degree molten bronze being poured into ceramic shell molds, stroll around the sculpture garden and visit the gallery which represents 100 different sculptors from all over the country.
River Rafting Trips
A trip down the Rio Grande River is exhilarating and unforgettable with some very exciting rapids and the stunning scenery of northern New Mexico.
Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
Witness the largest gathering of balloons in the world. Hundreds of hot air balloons come together as the most photographed event on Earth! This annual event held in October is held just 50 minutes south of Santa Fe.
Ghost Tours in Santa Fe
With so much history and different cultures combined in this region many believe that there are bound to be lingering spirits. Plan a walking tour with any of the various different tour guides and take a leisurely, unforgettable stroll through centuries of history and culture and learn about the numerous haunted sites in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe Sterling Outlets
New Mexico's only outlet center with savings of 25% to 65% everyday, featuring over 40 designer brand outlets such as Coach, Donna Karan, Brooks Brothers Factory Store plus many exciting others.
Phone: (505) 438-7175