Things to Do in Santa Fe

The high desert oasis of Santa Fe has something for everyone. Its special location, poised at the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains, means that New Mexico’s capital is home to world-class outdoor adventures. Enjoying more than 300 sunny days out of the year, the city boasts fabulous year-round hiking and mountain biking trails that thread through the surrounding forests and canyons. In wintertime, head up mountain to Ski Santa Fe for your fix of snow sports. Or shoot the rapids on the Rio Grande or Chama River by raft or kayak during the spring and summer months. Santa Fe is also one of the world’s top destinations for arts and culture. Explore the eclectic range of art markets, galleries, and museums, where you’ll find precious works from renowned artists like Georgia O’Keeffe. Sign up for one of our scavenger hunts to learn all about Santa Fe’s unique history and hidden secrets. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find it—and more—in Santa Fe.

Outdoors

Resting peacefully in the shadow of the vast and powerful Sangre De Cristo mountain range, the endless beauty of the Santa Fe wild has to be experienced to be believed.

Arts

From the eclectic galleries on Canyon Road to the world-renowned Georgia O’Keefe Museum, the heart of Santa Fe is made up of its rich artistic community; both past, and present.

History

The story of Santa Fe is one as deep and mysterious as the land itself; a history rich with complexity and wonder. The very streets themselves attest to this truth: no matter where you go in Santa Fe, there is a story to be told and a history to be shared.

Featured Activities

New Mexico Outdoor Center has been getting people outside to explore the great outdoors in a variety of fun ways since 1991. Not only does that remind us that we are getting older, but we can honestly say we’ve lived, learned, and most of all, lived it up! Enjoy the outdoors with a walking scavenger hunt at your own pace through DiscoverSantaFe or come explore the whitewater of the Rio Grande with Kokopelli Rafting Adventures. The blue sky is your limit.

Kokopelli Rafting Adventures

Try whitewater rafting with Santa Fe’s top rated rafting outfitter!

DiscoverSantaFe Scavenger Hunt

Learn about Santa Fe and explore in a whole new way. 

Santa Fe Adventure Tours

Three wheels. Two seats. One purpose!

DiscoverSantaFe Partners

At DiscoverSantaFe, we have a good idea of who’s who across town. We’ve connected with and interviewed some of the best of them, and want you to meet ’em!

Interview: Santa Fe Balloons

World-traveled balloonist, Johnny Lewis, has over 50 years of balloon piloting experience AND a spotless safety record, flying where most pilots won’t.

Interview: Los Golondrinas

Take a walk on the historic side and hear about the living museum, nestled along the ol’ Camino Real. 
 

Interview: Tom Gallegos

Let local guide Tom Gallegos show you the authentic locations and people that make up this place we call home. 

Interview: Passport to Pueblo Country

Get to know Deborah Torres of Passport to Pueblo Country and what inspired her to start educating visitors about local tribes. 

Interview: Santa Fe Mountain Adventures

SFMA tells us about their private customized outdoor adventures and authentic cultural tours in the Rockies and the Southwest.

Interview: Kelly Gosset of Kokopelli Rafting

Kelly saw an opportunity to share something he loved with the people who needed it the most: families…