Santa Fe National Forest

Quick Facts

Santa Fe National Forest

New Mexico

(505) 438-5300

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Things To Do

Overview

View some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest. The Santa Fe National Forest's diverse topographic and climatic conditions create a wide variety of landforms as well as plant and animal habitats. Extensive recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, biking, and winter sports await you in this forest. Wild and scenic rivers, wilderness areas, and scenic and historic byways, make this forest a unique and interesting experience for all who visit.

Map of Santa Fe Nat'l Forest

Latitude, Longitude: 35.653375, -105.869487

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    There are several biking trails within the forest.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    There are two Scenic and Historic Byways that pass through the Santa Fe National Forest. One near the city of Santa Fe, and the other through the Jemez Mountains.

  • Camping

    Numerous campsites can be found within the forest. Many of the sites include vault toilets, tables, fire rings, and drinking water.

  • Fishing

    There are several popular fishing sites within the Coyote and Jemez Districts.

  • Hiking

    There are numerous different hiking trails with various degrees of difficulties and distances.

  • Historic Sites

    There are two Scenic and Historic Byways that pass through the Santa Fe National Forest. One near the city of Santa Fe, and the other through the Jemez Mountains.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding opportunities are available.

  • Hunting

    Call the area for more information.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    About 486,000 acres of the Santa Fe National Forest are open to OHVs. Please ride on these designated trails only.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking can be had at numerous different picnic sites, some of which include restrooms, tables, and water.

  • Water Sports

    Call the area for more information.

  • Winter Sports

    The Coyote and Espanola Districts offer winter sports such as skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

Directions

Driving

From Santa Fe, Interstate highway 25 north or State highway 68 north provide access into the forest.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(505) 438-5300

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