From abundant outdoor adventures to historic landmarks, to Native American ruins, to five-star spas, amazing arts and culture and a world famous culinary scene—Santa Fe County offers so much to experience. For the adventurous traveler who craves truly authentic experiences, Santa Fe County is the destination that feeds the soul and energizes the spirit. While travel is still on hold for most—due to the COVID-19 global pandemic—you can now visit Santa Fe County virtually. Enjoy a one-hour, five-experience tour of Santa Fe County at https://vimeo.com/474085706.
On this adventure, you will explore:
Pathways Through Paradise
Lamy, the Galisteo Basin Preserve, and Pecos National Historic Park
Hiking meets history in this spectacularly scenic southeastern corner of Santa Fe County. Walk through Native American ruins and Civil War battlefields. Play to your heart's content in a wonder of wilderness. Hang out in an historic railroad town that's back on track with new life.
Exploring the Turquoise Trail
Travel the Trail
Saloons, opera houses, dusty mining towns and other relics of the Wild West are all part of the history that awaits along the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway. Travel the trail today, and you'll encounter a colorful past full of gunslingers, opera singers and coal miners. A vibrant present awaits you, too, with galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants. Check out ancient rock art, a scenic state park, and a living history museum. After you unwind at a tranquil spa, you'll never want to leave.
Along the Ale & Spirits Trail
Breweries and Distilleries
Craft breweries, tap rooms and an annual Hoptoberfest celebrating New Mexico's hop growers, make this the place to sip award-winning suds. Are spirits more your style? Savor an artisan distillery's smooth gin flavored with local juniper berries and sage or a prickly pear-infused margarita. Live music, fantastic food, brewery tours and even horseshoes and Kan Jam are also on tap along our Ale & Spirits Trail, creating an elevated experience you won't want to miss.
Trails through Time
Tsankawi—El Diablo Canyon
Walk an ancient Native American trail that leads to mysterious petroglyphs carved in rock centuries ago. Explore a rock climber's mecca, where towering basalt cliffs are so stunning they've been featured on the silver screen. In this northern part of Santa Fe County, our outdoor adventures will take your breath away, whether you're into hiking, rock climbing, four-wheel jeeping or any other activity that activates your adrenaline.
Where Traditions Run Deep
The High Road to Taos
Wind your way through a high-country landscape of dramatic mountains and sweeping beauty on the High Road to Taos. On this journey to Old World New Mexico, visit a village of renowned weavers and chile farmers. At a 19th-century adobe church, discover sacred dirt believed to possess healing powers. Savor New Mexico cuisine from one of the region's most revered restaurants. This northern Santa Fe County adventure showcases a rich past, still very visible in the present.
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