If you love the outdoors and want to embark on an adventure filled with skiing, white-water rafting, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, golfing, fishing or horseback riding…Santa Fe is the place for you.
Drive just minutes from Santa Fe Motel and Inn, in any direction and you will find awesome hiking trails in the foothills of the city, beautiful streams, prehistoric Indian ruins, incredible rock formations, lakes, historic mining towns, abandoned ghost towns, and wildlife galore.
Sure, Santa Fe is well known for its amazing restaurants, shopping, art, farmer’s market, the opera, and history. It’s all here. Including a vast network of hiking trails that open up to the most majestic mountain vistas. There are boundless ways in which you can explore the great outdoors- and it’s all within a short driving distance from Santa Fe Motel and Inn.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite trails for hiking and biking.
- Dale Ball Trail: is one of the best running trails in the U.S., as rated by Mother Earth Network.
- Atalaya Mountain trail
- Chamisa Trail Loop
- Aspen Vista Road
- Pecos National Forest
- Windsor Trail
- The Santa Fe Ski Basin
- Glorieta Baldy
- La Tierra Trails
Planning a golf trip? Northern New Mexico offers a huge array of golf courses in and around Santa Fe. These courses are affordable and provide a mix of high desert, open links, and mountain courses.
- Angel Fire Resort Golf Course
- Black Mesa Golf Club
- Los Alamos Golf Course
- Marty Sanchez Links
- Pendaries Golf Course
- Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Club
- Santa Fe Country Club
- Taos Country Club
- Towa Golf at Buffalo Thunder Resort
- Valle Escondido Golf Course
Want to go rafting? Here’s a link to one of our favs Santa Fe Rafting Co.
Hey Cowboy! You be missing your horse! Go to: The Broken Saddle for all your horseback riding needs.
All the bittle birdies… they go tweet, tweet, tweet at The Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary. With 190 species found in the ecosystems of this sanctuary, both common and rare. The Randall Davey Audubon Center is surrounded by thousands of acres of the Santa Fe River Watershed and National Forest. Take a guided bird walk at 8 AM on Saturdays or a docent-led tour of the historic Randall Davey House, where you can view paintings by Davey, a member of the Santa Fe Art Colony. Tours are held Fridays at 2 PM
Here fishy, fishy, fishy..Here fishy..For everything fish related, we LOVE High Desert Angler. Jarrett is our neighbor at Santa Fe Motel and Inn- he’s the BEST!