Santa Fe National Forest
Downtown Santa Fe has so much to offer - the Palace of the Governors (the oldest continuously used government building in the United States, the New Mexico Fine Arts Musuem, Fray Angelico History Library, New Mexico History Musuem and of course the often photographed Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi. But what many are unaware of is only a few blocks away is the road leading to the Santa Fe Ski Area nestled in the Santa Fe National Forest.
This pristine area is filled with walking, biking trails, fishing and camping in the Spring, Summer and Fall, and in the winter downhill, crosscountry and sledding.
One of the most spectacular sites is the turning of the Aspens in early fall. The mountainside facing Santa Fe becomes the most wonderful combination of golds, orange and reds as the aspens change.
Anytime of the of the year heading into the Santa Fe National Forest is a treat not to be missed.