Santa Fe National Forest Guide

Santa Fe National Forest is home to several spectacular peaks, four beautiful wilderness areas, and hundreds of miles of scenic byways with quite a bit of history. One of the park's most breathtaking locations features the 15-mile wide crater of a dormant volcano located in the Valles Caldera National Preserve on the forest's southside. Hikers will enjoy over 1,000 miles of trails that blaze through lush meadows, mountainous terrain, and fields of aspens. Some of the other activities visitors can experience are mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, and rock climbing. There are also 23 campgrounds to choose from and two ski areas to explore at Santa Fe Ski Basin and Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

Shape Hiking Trails

Santa Fe National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Santa Fe National Forest

The Santa Fe National Forest is packed with plenty to see and do as you spend your days exploring the forest on geocaching adventures, fishing on any one of its 620 miles of lakes and streams, and spotting some of the indigenous wildlife such as turkeys, bighorn sheep, elk, and even black bears. 

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How to get to Santa Fe National Forest

Address: 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Fee: Day-use fee $5

The Santa Fe National Forest is an amazing place to connect with nature and spend some time exploring the natural beauty of the Southwest. Opportunities for adventure and relaxation abound throughout the wilderness as you create unforgettable memories on hiking, backpacking, and fishing excursions in the breathtaking Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Getaways to Santa Fe National Forest are perfect for any season, but no matter when you choose to visit, an RV is a fantastic way to experience the "Land of Enchantment" in comfort and style.