Local Area Recreation Near Santa Fe KOA Journey
So many festivals, so little time! Santa Fe has festivals May through October every year. There is a listing on our Events page to pick from. There are opera performances; dance routines; symphony performances; and plaza music weekly during the summer months. Pecos River beckons the fisherman, especially those who enjoy fly fishing. White water rafting is adventurous on the Rio Grande. Hiking, four wheeling, you name it we can probably find it. Did we mention shopping and dining?? Again, so little time.....
The area around Santa Fe offers more than 3 million acres of public forest land. There are trails for all interests.
Along with canoeing and kayaking, rafting provides everything from placid floats in the Lower Rio Grande Gorge to class-four thrills and chills as you churn through the frothing rapids of the Taos Box. The most exciting times are late May to July when the water is highest, but some local stretchers are negotiable all year long.
Hundreds of great eating opportunities, from the casual street vendor to elegant 5 star gourmet dining. Don't forget to try the "green" and "red" chili!
Aspen vistas, bicycling, bird-watching, boating, chair lift rides, fishing, horseback riding, hot-air ballooning, hot-springs bathing, hunting, jeep touring, rock climbing, running, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, inner tubing, soaring, swimming and tennis.
Visit Santa Fe's museums and wake up the artist within you! There is a good reason that Santa Fe has drawn artists like Georgia O'Keeffe here for generations. Whether you are 7, 17 or 70 years old, get inspired by the rich blend of history, arts and cultural heritage with more than a dozen state and private museums around Santa Fe. Remember to look up every once in a while, the Santa Fe sky with its vivid colors and clouds can be the best canvas of all.
New Mexico's beautiful terrain not only influences the culinary culture, the art, and the architecture of the town, but has influenced some of the most beautiful churches in the entire southwest. From old traditional cathedrals to environmentally conscious monasteries that were built to reflect the environment, there are stunning churches dotted all around Santa Fe.