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Parks & nature in Santa Fe County

Ski Area
“Easy access (1/2 hour from Plaza). Typically great snow and absolutely stunning views of the area. Typically a Thanksgiving to early spring schedule depending upon snowfall.”
50 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“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 wilderness and back towards the city. The trail features a unique numbered sign system at each trail junction to provide easy navigation, as well as connecting to other local trails, including the Nature Conservancy, Dorothy Stewart and Atalaya Trails.”
27 locals recommend
Park
“Santa Fe Ski basin and loads of hiking, XC skiing in the beautiful Sangre De Cristo Mountains”
18 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of nice hiking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The Chamisa Trail, Aspen Vista, Rio En Medio, Bear Walla - Borrego Loop. There is a hiking book in the master bedroom that you can refer to for information and more trails.”
8 locals recommend
Park
“This park is fun to explore on a sunny day. It has an interesting design with winding paths, swinging benches, a playground, slides, a community garden, and more. You can walk through it on your way to La Choza for lunch! ”
17 locals recommend
Park
“Awesome views and Hiking Trails, 5 minutes away http://brokenspokesantafe.com/trails/galisteo-basin/http://galisteobasinpreserve.com/”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Walk around the lush nature preserve and enjoy the best air in the country.”
8 locals recommend
Garden
“Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary encompasses 135 acres of striking landscapes and wildlife. Bounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and Santa Fe River Watershed land, the Center and Sanctuary provides a peaceful sanctuary for plants, animals and our visitors. Ranging from common to rare, approximately 190 species of birds can be found in or over the various ecosystems of this sanctuary. We are part of a nation-wide network of National Audubon Society nature centers, chapters, and programs focused on bird conservation and public engagement. The public is welcome to explore our site Monday through Saturday between 8am and 4pm. Please understand our site is a wildlife sanctuary. Pets are not allowed. While you are at the Center, don't forget to visit our Nature Store, open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. *Note on accessibility: Our gardens are wheelchair accessible, but currently our larger trail system is not. We are in midst of a project to make our Sanctuary and trail system significantly more accessible by the end of 2017. At this time we recommend that persons with mobility issues call ahead so that we can help accommodate handicapped parking and/or drop off. *Planning to visit us? Check out the current weather at our Center. During winter months, please call ahead if you have questions about whether or not the Audubon Center will be open. Occasionally, hazardous driving conditions force us to close for the day or to delay opening in the morning. Please contact us at (505) 983-4609 with any questions.”
8 locals recommend
Campground
“Easy to get to with amazing views if you make it to the top. Lots of people take their dogs. The trail starts at St. John's College. ”
5 locals recommend
Farm
“The Broken Saddle Riding Company offers the best horseback riding available in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They offer rides through the scenic hills and high desert ranch from the historic mining town of Cerrillos, New Mexico. Rides include spectacular 360 views of all area mountain ranges. ”
7 locals recommend
Park
3 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of great hikes off the Winsor Trail and this trail takes you right into the Pecos Wilderness. ”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Best dog park in town! Only a brief walk from Casa Alia, the Frank Ortiz Dog Park is a 138 acre off leash park that your furry friend(s) will love.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“This is one of the best hiking trails in Santa Fe and very close to our house. Parking is a challenge so go early.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Great park with a nice playground or a place to take shade in the summer. Great place to put your feet in the Santa Fe River. 2 min walk from house.”
3 locals recommend