Downtown-street-with-sun-settingA city unique to New Mexico’s colorful styles and culture with mountain views, local eateries and sights to see.  A few of my favorites that are outside the norm…

Mountain biking and hiking trails at the Galisteo Basin Preserve.  The views are stunning, fun easy single-track geared for experienced beginners to intermediate riders and hikers. Make sure you take plenty of water, sunscreen and check your local temperature for the day – it can get very hot here.  Visit your favorite app for more details.  This network of trails is east of Santa Fe approximately 15 miles off I-25 in Lamy NM.

One area hike you don’t want to miss is Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Located approximately 40 minutes south from Santa Fe, it is part of the Cochiti Pueblo.  You will be amazed at the landscape, rocks and magical slot-canyon.  Don’t forget your camera on this easy hiking trail.

Glorious and vibrant colors to enjoy on a drive up the Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway via Hyde Park Road.  With fall just around the corner, you will be in awe of the beautiful transformation of the aspen trees in this area.  The end of September to early October is usually the most vibrant time but, this byway holds beauty through all seasons. This is about a 16 mile drive up the mountain with hiking and mountain biking trails along your way.  At the top you will hit the Santa Fe Ski Basin for more views and play time.

While in town, a must see is the Santa Fe Plaza.  This National Historic Landmark has a true spirit of its own.  A vivacious and traditional gathering place for all.  Enjoy your time as the plaza offers a variety of shops, art galleries, churches, along with many great restaurants and more.

During your visit, your health and safety is top priority, please review the COVID-19 protocols for each activity and event before heading out for fun.