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New Mexico Outdoors

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From hiking and biking to horseback riding, fishing, hunting, rafting, skiing and even hot air ballooning, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventures to choose from during your visit to New Mexico. 

Learn more about New Mexico's Outdoor Adventures!

Santa Fe & Taos Outdoor Activities 

Whitewater Rafting

New Mexico offers some of the best whitewater rafting around! Thrill seekers can tackle the Taos Box, which challenges rafters with 60 rapids, 13 of which are class 3 and above. Families and those looking to enjoy the scenery can enjoy the Racecourse or other half and full day rafting trips. Most rafting takes place between Questa and Pilar, NM.

Guests of Heritage Hotels & Resorts receive an exclusive 15% discount on rafting trips from Local Treasures partner, Los Rios River Runners, New Mexico's oldest and largest rafting company.

Fly Fishing

Get out on the river and enjoy the majestic scenery of nothern New Mexico. Guided trips are available from Taos and Santa Fe through Taos Fly Shop and their Santa Fe shop, The Reel Life. Both locations offer the exclusive Local Treasures discounts to Heritage guests.

Hiking & Mountain Biking

With gorgeous mountains perfect for exploring, there's a New Mexico hiking or mountain biking trail ideal for any trip or skill level! Click here to learn more about the best trails in the area.
Note: Hiking and biking trails around Santa Fe and Taos offer some of the best outdoor experiences around. Just remember to pack accordingly. Bring a lot of water, sunscreen and if you're from lower elevations allow yourself 24-48 hours before hitting the trails to acclimate to the high elevation!

Albuquerque Outdoor Activities


Whether you're looking to check out the mountain biking trails, or to enjoy the smooth pace of the Bosque trail, Albuquerque is full of biking! Local Treasures Partner, Routes Rentals & Tours makes it easy to hit the trails even if you didnt bring your own bike. They'll get you fitted with all the gear you need. They'll even deliver it to you! Want to explore the city with a guide? Try any of the Routes Rentals &Tours bike tours. With your Local Treasures card you'll receive a discount on all of them!


With our unique air flow pattern called “the box,” Albuquerque is the perfect place to go ballooning. On your next trip to New Mexico, plan your hot air ballon trip with Local Treasures partner, Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company, the largest hot air balloon business in the Southwest. 

Las Cruces Outdoor Activities

New Mexico National Parks and Monuments

New Mexico's national parks and monuments offer a wide variety of outdoor and educational experiences. There are dormant volcanoes, ancient lava flows, ice caves, fossil sites, archeological digs, and unique geology just waiting to be explored.
National Parks
National Monuments