Top Santa Fe Outdoor Activities & Adventures

Explore the Amazing Sangre de Cristo Mountain Region

 Recommended Things to Do Around Santa Fe

Every season offers new adventures amongst the 1.6 million acres of public land, mostly Piñon-Juniper Woodland: Winter brings downhill and cross-country skiers from all over to test their skills on the snow-packed terrain. While in spring, summer, and fall, the surrounding mountain trails provide an endless amusement park for climbers, hikers, and bicyclists. And the magnificent quality of the light has inspired artists for generations. . Winter brings downhill and cross-country skiers from all over to test their skills on the snow-packed terrain. While in spring, summer, and fall, the surrounding mountain trails provide an endless amusement park for climbers, hikers, and bicyclists. And the magnificent quality of the light has inspired artists for generations. Start planning your Santa Fe outdoor adventures by calling us today 1.866.457.7357

 

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One of the many reasons to love Santa Fe is that between nature and culture there is much to be done.  Every season brings new opportunities to go and have adventures in our great outdoors.  Here's some of favorites!  (Click on underlined names to go to their websites)

  

Santa Fe Walkabouts Guided Hikes & Tours & Mountain Biking - 505-216-9161

 

Join us for guided Santa Fe day hikes, mountain biking adventures, scenic cultural tours, and Winter Sports. We offer customized excursions in New Mexico to suit your interests.

  

Mellow Velo - Bike Rentals  132 East Marcy Street - 505-995-8356

 

Located in Historic Downtown Santa Fe, we offer a wide variety of rentals. Bicycle Types ranging from Premium Mountain,  Premium Road,  Multi-Use Mountain,  City Cruiser, or Fat Bike.  Feel free to bring your own pedals! We also carry a variety of demo pedals for you to try. Helmets are available to rent.

 

Santa Fe Thrive Indoor Cycling  947 W Alameda St - 505-930-5923

 

Indoor Cycling and Hot Yoga Studio with over 100 classes a week to choose from. A platform for community and wellness.  Featuring the best indoor cycling bikes on the market, music-driven color-changing LED lights, a disco ball, and a professional sound system, our Cycling Studio is the best nightclub in town!

 

Dale Ball Hiking/Mountain Biking Trails  Trailhead at Intersection of Hyde Park Rd & Sierra del Norte

 

It is my favorite trail to visit with first-time visitors to Santa Fe.  You can make your loop as short or as long as you want:  for example Loop 1,2,3 takes me about 1hr 15 min.  This trail is very beginner-friendly and not very technical.  The Dale Ball Trail system is a 22 mile network of trails in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Located a short distance from downtown Santa Fe, it is the quickest way to get from the city into the mountains. It offers great opportunities for beginners and advanced hikers alike, along with amazing views of both the surrounding.  Dogs allowed 

What are the best outdoor activities in Santa Fe?

There are so many outdoorsy things to do in Santa Fe, but a few of the most popular include guided hikes or guided mountain biking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, especially the Dale Ball Trails. Learn more about our recommended spots for guided experiences and equipment rentals.

Where can I rent a road or mountain bike in Santa Fe?

We love Mellow Velo on 132 East Marcy Street. They feature a range of biking rentals from city cruisers and fat bikes to premium road or mountain bikes. Other great options include The Broken Spoke, Bike N Sport, and Sirius Cycles.

Can I book a guided hiking or biking tour in Santa Fe?

Yes. We recommend Santa Fe Walkabouts Guided Hikes, Tours & Mountain Biking. Build your own customized Sangre de Cristo/Santa Fe excursion, including mountain biking adventures and scenic culture tours.