The Top 4 Things to Do at Pajarito Mountain in Santa Fe

Today’s forecast in New Mexico calls for perfect weather. That’s right folks! Located near the state’s capital of Santa Fe, Pajarito Mountain stands ready for adventure. What is it about Pajarito Mountain and it’s surrounding that makes this place so special? Check out the list below and learn about local activities and adventures, only one hour from Casa Escondida.

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Recreation Near Pajarito Mountain

Leave your phone at home and keep the headphones in the car. You’ll want to experience all the sights and sounds of Pajarito Mountain.

Skiers, snowboarders, and families travel from around the country to schuss the grand slopes of Pajarito Mountain. The snow-covered paradise encapsulates travelers during the winter months of December, January, and February. Cannot make it during the peak skiing and snowboarding season? Don’t worry! The Pajarito Mountain ski area remains open year-round with skiing and snowboarding instructors who are eager to teach you and your family. Everyone falls at first (trust us)!

Had enough skiing for one day? Check out the 150 miles of hiking trails up and down the mountain. You can even hike to the top and view the amazing landscape.

Take your morning jog around the mountain and see the diverse flora and fauna (watch out for bears). Want a bit of a challenge? Join us for Run the Caldera Marathon in June and  Los Alamos Triathlon in July!

Take a bike ride through Pajarito Mountain on the vast trails and escape into the beautiful landscape. Feeling more adventurous? Join us for the annual and Parajito Punishment in June and Tour de Los Alamos in September. Participants train all year for their shot at winning one of these grueling events.

Beer Scene Near Pajarito Mountain

Say “Cheers” with the Sante Fe locals by visiting craft breweries throughout the city. Stop in local Blue Corn Brewery, Bathtub Row Brewing, Santa Fe Brewery, and Blue Heron Brewing Company for some delicious beer and support local businesses. Want more beer? Check out the interactive beer map on the New Mexico Brewers Guild and get the inside scoop on all things beer!

The beer scene near Parajito Mountain will not disappoint with weekly events and seasonal festivals. Your perfect brew is waiting for you so stop by for these events.

Small Batch Saturday,” a Santa Fe Brewing event, serves 10-gallon (small batch) beers every Saturday at 2 p. m. Grab a pint and enjoy specialty brews every week!

Every January, Winter Brew is an event hosted in the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion and showcases local brews. Enjoy your favorites and try something new.

Enjoy live music and local brews at Beer & Band. Check their website for the latest news and updates.

Coffee Culture Near Pajarito Mountain

In dire need for some caffeine?

Local coffee shops such as Hot Rocks Java Cafe, Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe, Morning Glory, Yarn & Coffee, and Blue Window Bistro will cure your caffeine craving in no time. Sugar Nymphs Bistro, our favorite, offers a diverse selection of seasonal goodies and coffee roasts for all!

You will definitely find your favorite grounds near Pajarito Mountain. Why not grab a few bags of coffee from your local favorites and share the love with friends and family?

Restaurant Scene Near Pajarito Mountain

Atop the snow covered mountain, the Pajarito Mountain Cafe, a locally owned and operated cafe, serves a full menu with authentic, native foods. Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., immerse yourself in local culture (even at 10,440 feet).

Love food? Our streets are teeming with local restaurants such as Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant, Jambo Cafe, Geronimo, and El Paragua Restaurant. Don’t see anything you like? Check out more food suggestions on our blog!

Accommodations Near Pajarito Mountain

After all your exploring and adventuring, you will need time to rest and relax. Located 35 miles outside Santa Fe, Casa Escondida offers a nine-room selection with native New Mexican flare as well as breathtaking views of the surrounding forest to accommodate you, your family, and your pets. With many specials and affordable rates, your entire family will feel a part of ours in no time.

Book your vacation with us today!