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Santa Fe National Forest

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Fall foilage drive to Ski Santa Fe

A beautiful drive up to the ski resort. Beautiful fall colors during the second week in October... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Valrie S
Beautiful drive

Just on the outskirts of Santa fe, we went to see the aspens in early October and weren't... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Vernon, Canada
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Scenic area located in Northern New Mexico that offers excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in its mountains, rivers and canyons.
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

A beautiful drive up to the ski resort. Beautiful fall colors during the second week in October. The green chili stew was tasty at the ski resort restaraunt.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valrie S
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Just on the outskirts of Santa fe, we went to see the aspens in early October and weren't disappointed. Its a gorgeous drive up to Ski Santa Fe and back down. Take your time, lots of places to stop and worth the short walk at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lazigirl
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Explored in jeep along rugged roads. Very wild area. Saw many deer. Had a guide who was knowledgeable about the area and its history and forest which I would recommend for first time visitors.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Frances S
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The road is paved, but narrow and curvy, so you must take your time. You follow the Pecos River upstream and there are pull-outs for viewing the river/fishing. You pass by a small country church/graveyard and at Cowles, there are two scenic ponds.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Harold W
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We took the hike through the area and it was great. Easy going, pretty scenery, I was sorry I forgot my binoculars because I would have liked to have seen the birds better

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TammyB2461
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We were here for a long weekend and the temp was in the 60’s, a little cooler in the mountains-perfect for hiking. We only wanted a short hike so we went to the ski shop near the ranger station and hiked the marked trail. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lindapF1137CO
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Something to see at every turn. Smell as well a look... and listen. Peaceful and colourful. Fall is a great season to be there!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank savvysolo
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Drove through this beautiful forest on my recent visit to Santa Fe ... amazing colors, natural beauty -- this is a real place to get away from it all.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mshapiro99
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

You can always escape the warmer temperatures in Albuquerque and Santa Fe by heading up into the mountains on many well-marked trails.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 44dave56
Reviewed August 28, 2017

This forest is beautiful, as so much of New Mexico is. Plenty of beautiful views of mountains and wildlife here.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank dhns2014
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