The Santa Fe National Forest is located in the center area of New Mexico.
Where is this Forest?


 There are no fire restrictions on the Santa Fe National Forest as of July 10, 2014. 

Santa Fe National Forest - Pecos Wilderness



The Santa Fe National Forest is one of five national forests in New Mexico.  National Forests are America's great outdoors, here to serve the American people at work and play. Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.6 million acre  Santa Fe National Forest. Elevations rise from 5,300 to 13,103 feet at the summit of Truchas Peak, located within the Pecos Wilderness.

The Forest’s Headquarters is located in Santa Fe.  The Forest has six Ranger Stations - Coyote, Cuba, Jemez, Pecos, Las Vegas, and Española, and two satellite offices in Los Alamos and in Jemez Pueblo—Walatowa Visitor Center. 

Recent News


Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration

Photo: Jemez Mountains

The Forest Service, Valles Caldera Trust, Pueblo of Jemez, The Nature Conservancy, and NM Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute are currently working on a strategic-level forest restoration planning effort to restore ecological conditions in the Jemez Mountains.

Santa Fe National Forest Plan Revision

Forest Plan Revision Symbol

The Forest Plan is an important document that governs all of our management actions.  It's time for us to revise our plan.  GET INVOLVED!


New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse

Click here for information on the recent listing of the mouse including summary and background information, links to projects and reference material, and more.