3 of the Top Things to Do in the Mountains Near Santa Fe

As the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains, the Sangre de Cristo range is one of the most stunning in all of New Mexico! During your visit to Santa Fe, these mountains not only provide a scenic backdrop, but also plenty of activities for you enjoy. If you’re hoping to spend some time enjoying the great outdoors during your stay at Casa Escondida, here are some of the most popular things to do in the mountains near Santa Fe.

By requesting our free Vacation Guide, you’ll instantly receive a full list of the best activities in attractions in Chimayo and Santa Fe! This includes local entertainment, dining, shopping, and even more things to do in the mountains near Santa Fe! It’s everything you need and more to plan the vacation you’ve always dreamed of.

3 of the Most Fun Things to Do in the Mountains Near Santa Fe

  1. Hiking

Northern New Mexico is one of the top destinations in the U.S. for hiking, and for good reason! With dozens of hiking trails to choose from and spectacular mountain scenery, you’re in for the hiking experience of a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for easy hikes in Santa Fe or challenging excursions, here are just some of the best trails you’re sure to love:

  1. Skiing

With a base elevation of 10,350 ft, Santa Fe Ski Area is the place for a ski experience your family will never forget. The mountain is usually open for winter sports by the end of November and offers several trails for all skill levels. In addition to exhilarating slopes, the ski area also offers a freestyle terrain park and disc golf during the summer months.

  1. Wildlife Viewing

The mountains near Santa Fe make an ideal habitat for many fascinating Southwest creatures. Birdwatchers will find themselves in paradise as they browse the area for blue grouse, songbirds, and owls. Deer, elk, and turkey are commonly seen by hikers in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Although not often spotted, larger mammals like black bear, mountain lions, and bighorn sheep also call this region home.

Please remember not to feed or approach wildlife. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, be sure to follow these tips!

Explore the Sangre de Cristo Mountains During Your Stay at Casa Escondida

Meaning “hidden house” in Spanish, Casa Escondida definitely lives up to its name! Unlike other hotels in the New Mexico mountains, we immerse our guests in the culture of the Southwest with authentically-designed guest rooms, traditional New Mexican breakfast items, and a naturally beautiful setting right in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. If you’re in search of lodging in New Mexico, your search has ended!

Book your stay with Casa Escondida today and we look forward to welcoming you soon!

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your free copy of our Chimayo Vacation Guide! It’s a great reference for all of the best local activities, attractions, dining, and more.

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