Santa Fe Sports and Recreation

Santa Fe Sports and RecreationWith its open spaces and rustic terrain, Santa Fe is a city that offers many choices when it comes to outdoor sports and recreation activities. From hiking and biking to more adventurous fare like skydiving and rock climbing, there's always a great adventure waiting to be experienced. Whatever activity holds the most appeal for you, you're sure to find many other fellow enthusiasts who are out to get some exercise and get revitalized as they take part in any of these enjoyable sporting and recreational activities that Santa Fe has to offer.


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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Nambe Lake Trail
Nambe Lake Trail is found in a glacial valley between Lake Peak and Santa Fe Baldy. The hiking and recreation trail is a total of six miles at an elevation of 1,900 feet. This day hike is considered strenuous so make sure that you have some durable, comfortable shoes as well as water and other necessities.

Address: Nambe Lake, Santa Fe, NM - MAP
Phone: (505) 438-7840

La Vega Trail
La Vega Trail begins at the Santa Fe Ski Basin and is situated in a beautiful valley with a stream that runs through it. It is a relatively easy hike and offers a great view of Santa Fe Baldy. The recreation trail is also marked by markers which make this day hike easy to find and follow along. Fellow hikers agree that the best time to enjoy this trail is spring to fall, depending on the weather.

Address: Santa Fe, NM - MAP
Phone: (505) 955-6200

Raven's Ridge
Raven's Ridge is another favorite recreation trail that is not too heavily traveled. It offers excellent views of the Santa Fe Baldy. The trail begins at the Winsor trailhead in the Santa Fe ski area parking lot and then goes on to reach the wilderness boundary fence. Once you get to that point, the trail goes on to just outside of the fence.

Address: Santa Fe, NM - MAP

Santa Fe Baldy
The Santa Fe Baldy is one of a line of high peaks along the divide between the Rio Grande and Pecos River drainages. Its rounded, "bald" appearance is likely to have inspired its name. This hiking trail stretches out 14 miles and is considered a strenuous trek. It should take a day or perhaps an overnight stay to complete it and its top elevation of 12,622 feet only adds to the trail's difficulty.

Address: Santa Fe, NM - MAP

Winsor Trail
A very popular bike trail in Santa Fe is Winsor Trail that provides a range of scenery and terrain. The trail has become known for its impressive downhill joyride. There are also a few steep ascents which makes this recreation trail somewhat trying but not impossible. This is an excellent course for the intermediate and pro rider, but beginners of the sport need to use extra caution.

Address: Santa Fe, NM - MAP

Dale Ball Trails
The Dale Ball Trails make up a 30-mile network of single-track routes that are used by both hikers and mountain bikers. These recreation trails wind through stands of pinon and juniper in the foothills. The trail can be accessed by Sierra del Norte and Cerro Gorder at its intersection of Canyon Road. This is an intricate set of trails, and the central portion is recommended only for highly experienced riders.

Address: Off Hwy 475 after mile 3, Santa Fe, NM - MAP


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Santa Fe Rafting Company
Rafting is a sport that will definitely get your adrenaline pumping, and the pros from Santa Fe Rafting Company can help keep that level high during your half-day float trips and white water runs down the Rio Grande. There are also day trips available, so get ready to get wet and wild on this excellent water recreation adventure!

Phone: (888) 988-4914

Kokopelli Rafting Adventures
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures offers an excellent day trip through the Rio Chama's White Rock Canyon on Class II and Class III rapids, as well as a hike through Bandelier National Monument. Be ready for some intense physical exercise on your water sports excursion. The spirited, high-adventure of it all makes it well-worth it.

Address: 551 W. Cordova Rd. #540 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 - MAP
Phone: (800) 879-9035

The Reel Life
That elusive trout won't be that difficult to find on the end of your line when you head out on a recreational fishing excursion with the pros from The Reel Life. Trout are plentiful in the Rio Chama, northwest of Santa Fe, and the pros from Reel Life will direct you to the best spots for an awesome catch. You can also arrange a day trip to nearby waters for more excellent fishing.

Address: 500 Montezuma Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501- MAP
Phone: (505) 995-8114


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Plenty Of Thrills

Ski Santa Fe
Coming down the slopes at top speed is a thrill for anyone, no matter how experienced a skier he or she might be. Get that rush by taking the trip sixteen miles northeast of the city in the Santa Fe National Forest for Ski Santa Fe. You can purchase a full day lift ticket that offers you access to 44 fairly challenging trails with virtually no waiting for the lift to arrive. You'll enjoy your sports adventure on the slopes.

Address: 2209 Brothers Road, Suite 220 Santa Fe, NM 87505 - MAP
Phone: (505) 982-4429

Santa Fe Climbing Center
Climb the crags with expert help from the Santa Fe Climbing Center. Polish your rock climbing skills by climbing on their indoor walls or sign up for a guided group trip to nearby sites to get some real hands-on climbing experience with their valuable assistance throughout your excursion. Santa Fe Climbing Center is a must-visit destination for any lover of this sport.

Address: 825 Early Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505- MAP
Phone: (505) 986-8944

Sky Dive New Mexico
The free-fall is the most excellent part of the otherwise high-flying adventure when you experience your first sky dive from Sky Dive New Mexico. The pros get you trained and suited up safely before you step on the plane for your ascent into extreme sports that will deliver a spectacular and unforgettable trip back down to earth. Make sure to get your trip recorded to share it with friends after your safe return.

Phone: (800) 571-5867


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Strike Gold Lanes
Strike up a great time at Strike Gold Lanes, one of Santa Fe's favorite places to enjoy a game of bowling. This state-of-the-art bowling center features 16 lanes. There's something for the whole family here, as mom and dad will appreciate the lanes and expansive layout and the kids will love the bumper cars, Galaxy Extreme Light Show as well as the arcade and generous selection at the snack bar.

Address: 10 Cities of Gold Road, Santa Fe, NM 87506 - MAP
Phone: (505) 455-4262