Canyon Road

Here you will find the highest density of galleries in the US (100+) and the heart of Santa Fe’s gallery scene along a half-mile, tree-lined pedestrian-friendly stretch. Once all private homes, the charming adobe buildings now host pieces ranging from contemporary to traditional, Western to Native American to abstract, created by artists from all over the world. Time your visit with artist-led events and outdoor festivals, including the annual Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, and explore small eateries, cafes, and award-winning, fine-dining restaurants. 

Just a Few Sees & Dos

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation: Preserves, protects, and promotes the historic properties and diverse cultural heritage of the Santa Fe area. In 1854, James Johnson connected building upon building here to house his large family. A new owner in the 20th century dubbed this property El Zaguan (Spanish term for a passage or hallway). Thumb through images and archives, and meander the colorful garden, dating back to the 1890s.

Santa Fe Friends (Quaker meetinghouse): The Santa Fe Friends Meeting began their worship here in 1966 in the former home of a Quaker artist named Olive Rush. You can worship here, tour the meetinghouse and garden.

Gormley Lane: For a nice and historic jaunt, take this narrow calle over to the beautiful neighborhood along Acequia Madre. In 1903, Frank Gormley opened his general store here, and the warehouses are still extant.

Johnnie’s Cash Store: In business since 1946 on 420 Camino Don Miguel, this brick-by-brick adobe store is a must-visit for refreshing drinks and snacks and a bit of lore, and tamales, too.

Patrick Smith Park: Access via Canyon Road or Alameda Street this quiet, tree-lined park for a playground, basketball courts, a picnic area, access to the Santa Fe River and acres of green grass. Named after Monsignor Patrick Smith, a pastor of the adjacent Cristo Rey Church for many years.

Project Tibet: A spiritual and cultural hub for the region’s Tibetan community. Tour the gardens and peruse the store.