Winter Recreation in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is not just a desination for great food and a fantastic range of art galleries, shops, and museums.  Nestled in the Rio Grande Valley, and surrounded by 1.5 million acres of pristine wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe is also a wonderful destination for a variety of different winter recreation options.  Santa Fe is a paradise for hikers, skiers, snowshoers, mountain bikers, river rafters, fishing enthusiasts, horseback riders and people who simply like to be outdoors enjoying a little bit of nature.  Book your room at our luxury Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast today, and start planning how you’ll make the most of your winter recreation time in Santa Fe now.

Santa Fe’s Winter Recreation

Looks like I'll be breaking trail this morning - by Marty B - image of an untouched forest path after a snowThe nearby Santa Fe National Forest is crisscrossed by 1,000 miles of year-round hiking trails, luring even the most avid or inexperienced of hikers into the shaded forests of pinon, juniper and ponderosa trees.  Cold-weather enthusiasts will be in heaven in Santa Fe, which is located within a two-hour drive of seven ski areas, offering runs of all skill levels. Ski Santa Fe, with a base elevation of 10,350 ft., is an exceptional ski area located just 16 miles from the heart of downtown Santa Fe. The Sandia Peak Ski area is also a wonderful place to enjoy some downhill skiing or snowboarding, as well as a variety of cross country ski trails.  Other popular Cross Country ski and snowshoeing areas include the Norski Trail and the Pajarito Nordic Ski Trail.  You can also just enjoy the views and experience from inside the aerial tramway ride to the top of Sandia Peak.

If you’re looking for a slightly more laid back approach to winter recreation, then head down to the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary. This beautiful 135-acre preserve features more than 190 species of rare and common birds, along with copious wildlife, butterflies, flowering plants and forests.  The hiking trails through the audobon center will lead you through several different habitats and plant zones, ranging from meadows to Ponderosa Pine forests.  Also, located just 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, visitors can go to the Nambe Pueblo, which offers plenty of outdoor winter recreation opportunities, including waterfalls, fishing, boating and hiking.  Winter recreation in Santa Fe is as unique and varied as you’d expect from a city such as Santa Fe. Book your stay at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast this winter, and get ready to have some fun.