your own or with expert guides, you can always discover the right type
of experience at the level you want—and at 7,000 feet, our air, light
and stargazing are second to none.”
Earning accolades such as “America’s Best Destination For Out-
doors Enthusiasts” in 2015 from USA Today’s readers; one of the
world’s 10 best high-altitude cities (National Geographic); and number
one in Popular Photography’s 2015 readers’ poll of the world’s best
places to photograph, Santa Fe’s outdoor assets include Ski Santa Fe.
Located in the Santa Fe National Forest just 16 miles from downtown,
this popular mountain, with a base elevation of 10,350 feet, offers 79
trails for all ski levels.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Santa Fe Mountain
Adventures is a prime one-stop shop for local and regional group
excursions. Another operator is Outspire, a ready resource for hiking
and snowshoeing programs, along with custom workshops, private
lessons and outdoor-themed group events.
Inviting groups to “reconnect with nature,” Santa Fe Walkabouts is
an all-season option for hiking tours, winter sports and thrilling off-road adventures in Pinzgauers, vehicles that can handle unforgiving
terrain and steep slopes.
From the 400th anniversary of Taos Plaza and 200th anniversary of the
San Francisco de Asis Church to the centennial of the Taos Society of
Artists, 2015 has been a milestone year for this fabled mountain resort
an hour north of Santa Fe.
Renowned for its art scene and cultural festivals, Taos is equally
a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Like Santa Fe, the area perennially
garners top national and international rankings for its great outdoors
and associated pursuits.
Reaching its own pinnacle is Taos Ski
Valley, which commemorated its 60th birthday with the new Kachina Peak chairlift.
Installed last summer, the lift summits at
12,450 feet high above the Sangre de Cristo
mountain range, making it one of the tallest
in North America. The lift increases the
mountain’s advanced and expert lift-serviced
terrain by 50 percent.
Established by presidential proclamation in
March 2013, Rio Grande del Norte National
Monument encompasses some 310,500 acres
of public land and includes breathtaking landscapes of sweeping plains,
plummeting gorges and soaring volcanic cones. Groups will find a wealth
of recreational opportunities amid these natural wonders, including
whitewater rafting, hunting, fishing, hiking and mountain biking.
Myriad other outdoor opportunities in the Taos region include
horseback adventures and plein air (outdoor) painting classes.
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