Once you arrive in Santa Fe—the highest elevation capital city in the United States at more than 7,000 feet—you may find yourself astonished by the beauty and variety of the landscape.
Located in the southern Rocky Mountain chain at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe is a semiarid climate at the crossroads of grass and shrub lands, piñon-juniper woodlands, and 1.6 million acres of high mountain coniferous national forest.
Come experience our 320+ days of sunshine, four distinct seasons, brilliant blue skies, and some of the purest air in the world. There's absolutely enough to go around!
Santa Fe offers hundreds of miles of bike trails with scenic terrain for all types of riders. Road cyclists will be thrilled, too, with long straightaways that feature mountain vistas and big, challenging climbs.
Santa Fe is a hiker's paradise. Just a few minutes from bustling historic downtown, hike to the Rio Grande or climb into our Sangre de Cristo Mountains to explore trails ranging from easy to challenging.
You can ski greens to double blacks just 16 miles from historic downtown Santa Fe. At an elevation of 12,075 feet, the ski area is open late fall through early spring, and enjoys up to 300 inches of light, fluffy snow a year.
Spend a day rafting a nearby river, like the legendary Rio Grande or the Rio Chama, both designated as America's Wild and Scenic Rivers, where you'll experience great adventure and unsurpassed beauty.
Our numerous rivers, streams, and lakes offer anglers an opportunity to experience remarkable and varied scenery while enjoying a great outdoor recreational activity. Hire a guide and be sure to catch a fish or two.
Enjoy a variety of golf courses just minutes from downtown Santa Fe. Rolling topography is marked by rocky formations, sandstone ridges, and native vegetation, all with stunning views of the mountains.
Horses have been a central part of life in Santa Fe for more than 400 years. Today, there are countless miles of wilderness trails, breathtaking scenery, and a deep equine heritage of art and culture.
Hire an outdoor adventure guide so you do not miss out on any secrets. With access to rivers, mountains, vast public lands, ancient ruins, and hundreds of trails, you can navigate even better with a local expert.
Campground and RV Parks
Calling all nature lovers! Enjoy incredible mountain views while sleeping under the stars at a Santa Fe campground or RV park.
Parks and Recreation
Find some shade for a picnic, let your kids run free at a playground, toss a frisbee, or walk your dog at one of our many city parks.