Rising from deserts, meadows and grasslands, the mesas, canyons and peaks of the Santa Fe National Forest are a place for re-creation. Whether gathering of families or gathering pinon nuts and firewood, the forest is a "querencia" - a special place. The past meets the present in this environment where year-round day-use, water focused recreation and trail opportunities offer a refuge of cool mountain air. Use by many cultures imbues the Santa Fe with a rich historical heritage highlighted by special sites found throughout the forest.
If you are interested in a specific Ranger District, click "Find an Area" on the right. Click on the Ranger District name or Recreational Area for an overview, or the + for a listing of sites and trails.