Santa Fe
Adventures & Activities Directory

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Art-Historic-Scenic Tours

A Well-Born Guide - Have Ph.D, Will Travel remote site

Stefanie Beninato
PO Box 1601, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1601
Tel: 505-988-8022

Want a unique, entertaining tour with a local professional historian? Historical/cultural emphasis. Regularly scheduled tours: Garden, Ghost, Canyon Road, Bars and Brothels, Jewish Legacy in New Mexico.

Aboot About / Santa Fe Walks and Tours remote

223 North Guadalupe #535, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-988-2774

Santa Fe's oldest walking tour (since 1979). A delightful stroll through 400 years of culture, beauty and magic, led by witty, longtime resident historians. Also offer home & garden tours, art & studio tours, ghost tours, tours of northern New Mexico, and Native American specialties. Historically accurate, entertaining experiences you'll never forget--including opinions about shops, restaurants, galleries.

Afoot in Santa Fe Tours

Inn at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-983-3701, Call for reservations

The Loretto Line If you prefer a riding tour, hop aboard "The Loretto Line" open-air tram for a fun 1.5 hour historical city sightseeing tour. April-call for times. May-October hourly 10-4.
The Walking Tour A relaxed casual stroll with Charles Porter and friends. Historians and famous-unknown guides. Daily at 9:30am.

Custom Tours by Clarice remote site

PO Box 15292, Santa Fe, NM 87506
Tel: 505-438-7116

Complete destination management services for corporations, association and government groups. Exclusive agent for various beautiful estates for corporate functions. Full meeting planning, including theme parties and dinner, artist studio tours, tram tours, transfer in our own equipment and catering. Gourmet chocolates, umbrellas and blankets provided as a courtesy to our clients.

Historic Walks of Santa Fe remote site

608 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-986-8388

Walk in the footsteps of our three cultures as you learn about famous (and infamous!) historic sites and residents . . . Santa Fe, Taos, Chimayó, Bandelier and more. Daily tours depart from LaFonda and Plaza Galería in Santa Fe.

New Mexico Guides Organization remote site

PO Box 1601, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Tel: 505-988-8022

A professional association of tour guides ready to help you with knowledge of New Mexico's history, art, culture, natural history, archaeology and architecture.

Pathways Customized Tours remote site

161 F Calle Ojo Feliz, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-982-5382

Make the most of your time in Santa Fe and have a personal guide show you cliff dwellings, Indian pueblos, Taos and Georgia O'Keeffe country. Call or email for reservations.

Recursos de Santa Fe - Royal Road Tours remote site

805 Early Street Suite 205 C,
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-982-4512, Fax: 505-982-7125

Custom tours for art, music, archeology groups with experts, local characters and good food. References, insurance and commitment to the best in Santa Fe and the Southwest. Call or write for brochure.

Rojo Tours and Services remote site

PO Box 15744, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-474-8333

A unique agency in Santa Fe offering comprehensive tours of Santa Fe and northern NM led by professional tour guides well-versed in the area's tri-cultural past. Also much-requested services to Santa Fe visitors: outdoor sports and activities, convention arrangements, incentive groups, art, opera and educational tours.

Santa Fe Detours remote site

54 1/2 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-983-6565, Toll-free: 800-338-6877

Tours of Santa Fe, Taos and Indian Country. "The Walking Tour" rated the best tour in Santa Fe. Also scenic railroad, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, guide service, wilderness, hikes, ballooning. Certified guides; member National Tour Association.

Santa Fe Destinations remote site

309 W. San Francisco, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-995-4509

Originally developed to offer the Eldorado Hotel's group clients with destination management services and to arrange all events under one roof, Santa Fe Destinations also works with several other premium hotels in Santa Fe. We will develop and help you as the meeting planner carry out tours and event programs for groups from 10 to 1,200. Airport transportation, meet & greet services, guide services, museum & gallery tours, spouse programs and much more.

Santa Fe Tour Guides remote site

PO Box 31655, Santa Fe, NM 87549
Tel: 505-577-3833

An association of Tour Guides with a wide variety of talents, experience and knowledge about what makes the Santa Fe area interesting. We make history, architecture, art, literature, geology, native cultures and recreational opportunities come alive. Find just the right Guide for your needs on our website.

Seven Directions remote site

1027B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-820-3305

We offer customized journeys for discerning travelers, including tours for groups and individuals to New Mexico and the American Southwest. Travelers who are seeking a high degree of service accompanied by unique short and longer itineraries can find in Seven Directions the partner who can develop their trips and customize them to their interests, from archeology to architecture, contemporary and Native art, history, Native and Hispanic heritage, astrology, and nature, throughout the Four Corners region and the American Southwest, with a particular focus on New Mexico

WingsWest Bird Tours remote site

Tel: 800-583-6928
Tel: 505-466-3070

Based in Santa Fe, we cover all of New Mexico, a prime portion of the American Southwest, Western Mexico, including the Copper Canyon, and, with tours to Ecuador, the northwest part of South America.

Around-Town Adventures

Santa Fe Farmer's Market remote site

1607 Paseo de Peralta (at S. Guadalupe St), Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-983-4098
Fax: 505-983-8015

May-November. Railyard: Tuesday and Saturday from 7am to Noon. Southside: Every Thursday 3-6pm. Local fruit, produce, plants and flowers, flowers, flowers.

Santa Fe Fiesta remote site

See website for various locations
Tel: 505-988-7575

February-September: Mariachis to Zozobra.

Classes and Workshops

Art Adventures in the Southwest remote site

PO Box 5912, Santa Fe, NM 87502
Tel: 505-986-1108

Personalized art adventures geared to your skill level and time schedule. Classes and workshops focus on the beauty of the Southwest landscape — canyon sunsets to adobe architecture. Studio, children's, private, and classes for meetings and seminars also available, and materials can be provided. Workshops led by Jane Shoenfeld, nationally-exhibited and published landscape artist.

Artisan / Santa Fe, Inc remote site

2601 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-954-4180, Toll-free: 800-331-6375

Professional artists conduct multi-day workshops in all media at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Contact for current schedule and tuition information. All workshops are in Santa Fe.

Fechin Institute Workshops / Donner Ranch remote site

Hwy 522, DH Lawrence Ranch Rd
PO Box 220, San Cristobal, NM 87564
Tel: 575-776-2622

5-day workshops for all levels conducted at the beautiful Donner Ranch, 15 miles north of Taos, NM. Class size limited to 16–24. Classes in drawing, painting, sculpture with work in pastel, oil and acrylics.

Encaustic Painting and Printmaking Workshops remote site

Workshops at Ghost Ranch or various locations in Santa Fe
Mailing address: 523 Cortez Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-989-3419

Intensive encaustic instruction, with fun and camaraderie attended by artists from nearly every state and abroad. Techniques of encaustic printmaking, basic encaustic painting, and wax collage. Taught by painter/teacher/master encaustic printmaker Paula Roland, MFA. Inquire about private instruction or special workshops for three or more. See web site for more info, schedule, and images.

Fort Burgwin: SMU-in-Taos remote site

6580 Highway 518, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557
Tel: 505-758-8322

The SMU-IN-TAOS program offers both credit and non-credit courses in such disciplines as anthropology, geology, biology, art history, music, music history, photography, painting, sculpture, literature, and history. Additionally, the program offers a variety of wellness activities, including hiking, biking, river rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, and fly fishing.

Geoffrey Gorman / ARTISTcube remote site

2013 Kiva Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-982-4016 offers a variety of support services that help artists get focused so they can sell more of their art and become more successful in getting exposure for their work. Having worked with dozens of artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations around the country, we know where you need to concentrate to best reach your appropriate audiences.

Santa Fe Art Institute remote site

1600 St Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-424-5050

The Santa Fe Art Institute, an independant, educational, non-profit organization founded in 1985, is committed to programs that nurture artists and enhance and promote the arts as an essential element of American culture and society.

SFAI has evolved the original Visiting Artist Program into the Artists Lecture & Workshop Series — concept-based, multidisciplinary programs that run for eight months each year and include lectures, studio workshops, and exhibitions. The Institute offers artist and writer residencies of one to three months duration, as well as emergency residency programs such as the New York City Emergency Artists Relief Program, which provided respite for 130 artists displaced by the tragic events of September 11. SFAI has initiated ongoing education and outreach programs that bring the arts and arts education to underserved audiences in the greater Santa Fe area.

Santa Fe Photography and Digital Workshops remote site

PO Box 9916, Santa Fe, NM 87504-5916
Tel: 505-983-1400

Whether you are exploring the world of photography for the first time, are a seasoned professional looking for renewal, or fall somewhere between the two, the Santa Fe Workshops' program has something for you. You can choose from more than 130 workshops annually covering a wide range of topics in black-and-white and color photography, as well as year-round digital imaging programs.

The summer program runs for eight weeks from mid June to mid August. Four weeks of fall workshops in September and October and five weeks in February and March round out the week-long photography offerings. Also 12 workshops in Mexico in October and November.


Out-Of-Town Adventures

Bandelier National Monument remote site

Take Hwy 84-285 north to Pojoaque, the west on NM 502 and south on NM 4
Tel: 505-672-3861

The remains of one of the largest civilizations of the Anasazi. The monument contains more than 3,000 archaeological treasures, many unexcavated. A fairly easy hiking trail wraps around the major ruins of Frijoles Canyon and takes about an hour. The 50 square mile site offers 70 miles of trails and overnight camping is available.

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad remote site

PO Box 789, Chama, NM 87520
106 miles NW of Santa Fe
Toll-free: 888 CUMBRES (888-286-2737)

This wondrous adventure on "America's Longest and Highest" is only two hours north of Santa Fe. It's a day-long 64 mile excursion into remarkable history, unspoiled mountain scenery, and just plain fun--with an old-fashioned lunch stop. Old-fashioned steam locomotive travels through Cumbres Pass (10, 015 feet) and the 1,100 foot deep Toltec Gorge. Daily May 15-Oct 17. Call for brochure and reservations.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas remote site

334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
La Cienega, 15 miles south of Santa Fe
Tel: 505-471-2261

Spanish Colonial living-history ranch and farm--a reconstruction of a small NM agricultural village. View molasses mill, threshing grounds and wheelwright and blacksmith shops. Call for more information.

Los Alamos Historical Museum remote site

1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Tel: 505-662-6272

The Los Alamos Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving, protecting and interpreting the history of Los Alamos. The museum traces one million years of history in the region and reveals "Life in the Secret City" during the period the bomb was being built.

Santa Fe Southern Railroad remote site

410 South Guadalupe, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-989-8600, Toll-free: 888-989-8600 information/reservations

Take a day ride from Santa Fe to the sleepy village of Lamy and back on vintage coaches. Experience railroad history and the beautiful New Mexico landscape. Lunch available every running day except Sunday & Monday from Marianna's at the Depot or bring a picnic lunch. Friday night High-Desert Highball. Saturday Night Barbecue Train. Special Holiday Trains. Reservations required.

Outdoor Recreation

Bear Creek Adventures LC remote site

HC 74 Box 21D, Pecos, NM 82522
Tel: 505-757-6229

Equine adventures in Santa Fe and New Mexico: from trail rides to chuckwagon dinners to downtown Santa Fe carriage rides. In addition, pack trips into the Pecos Wilderness and big game hunts in northern and southwestern NM. Bring a little extra elegance to your upcoming wedding or special event by hiring Bear Creek to do a custom horse-drawn carriage ride. Make your special event the talk of the town!

New Wave Rafting remote site

70 CR 84B, Santa Fe, NM 87506
Tel: 505-984-1444
Toll-free: 800-984-1444

Santa Fe's premier whitewater outfitter, offers half-day, full-day and multi-day trips on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama. Transportation from downtown Santa Fe is provided and you participate by paddling.

Outspire remote site

P.O. Box 33193, Santa Fe, NM 87594
Tel: 505-660-0394

Guided hikes, lasting 3-5 hours, in the immediate Santa Fe area. Discover this unique vantage point of the City Different. With more than 300 days of sunshine and laid back attitude everyday, Santa Fe is the place for your next active trip. Hikes can be customized based on ages, interests and skill level. Great for families, photographers, nature lovers, and just about anyone ready for some OUTside inSPIRATION. Ask about our Kids-Only Nature Walk. Groups welcome. Owned and operated by Barrie Robbins.

Santa Fe Ski Area remote site

2209 Brothers Road, Suite 220, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Half an hour from the Santa Fe Plaza
Tel: 505-982-4429, Toll-free: 877-737-7366
Office (off-season): 505-983-9155

A 12,000 ft summit, four modern lifts, 47 downhill trails and an average snowfall of 250 inches a year. The area offers everything from a ski lodge and lessons to rentals and day care. In addition, cross-country trails lace through national forest and wilderness areas, including a 4.6 kilometer groomed track near the ski area. Snow-boarding rentals and runs are also offered at the ski area.

Health & Wellness Spas

Absolute Nirvana remote site

Spa, Tearooms & Gardens
106 Faithway Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-983-7942, Toll-free: 888-877-7622

The most luxurious spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offering massage and facials in the Asian tradition. Experience the bliss of a Balinese massage, followed by an indulgent soak in a rose petal bath while sipping hot ginger tea.

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort remote site

Physical Address: 50 Los Banos Drive, Ojo Caliente, New Mexico 87549
Mailing Address: PO Box 68, Ojo Caliente, NM 87549
I-25 to Espanola then US 285 to Ojo Caliente, NM
Tel: 505-583-2233, Toll-free: 800-222-9162

Step back into an unhurried era and rediscover the lost art of relaxing. Ojo Caliente offers an unpretentious and uncomplicated atmosphere with a variety of lodging accommodations including our newly restored historic hotel, the newly renovated cozy cottages, our newly built suites or our private homes for those looking for a little more luxury or privacy.

Ten Thousand Waves remote site

Physical Address: 3451 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe NM 87501
Mailing Address: PO Box 10200, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Information and Reservations: 505-982-9304

Japanese Health Spa. Outdoor and indoor hot tubs, both private and communal; saunas, steam bath. Massage, herbal wraps, salt glows, facials, underwater massage, Japanese hot stone massage. A beautiful mountain setting 3.5 miles up the road to the Santa Fe Ski Area.

Vista Clara Ranch Resort and Spa remote site

HC75, Box 111, Galisteo, NM 87540
Tel: 505-466-4772, Toll-free: 888-663-9772

Located 20 miles southeast of Santa Fe, Vista Clara offers full-day spa facilities and overnight accommodations to refresh mind, body and spirit.

LAST MODIFIED: November 16, 2011

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