The Santa Fe National Forest is located in the center area of New Mexico.
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Welcome to the Santa Fe National Forest

Winter on Aspen Peak Alpine Spring, Pecos Wilderness Baldy Lake with Truchas Peak in Background Autumn in Santa Fe National Forest’s High Country


Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.6-million-acre Santa Fe National Forest. Here, you can find the headwaters of Pecos, Jemez, and Gallinas Rivers; mountain streams; lakes; and trout fishing. Travel into Pecos, San Pedro Parks, Chama, and Dome Wildernesses via wilderness pack trips, saddle, or on 1,000 miles of hiking trails. Try whitewater rafting on the Rio Chama or Rio Grande from May to September. Consider turkey, elk, deer, and bear hunting, or visit one of many nearby Indian pueblos, Spanish missions, and Indian ruins. Golden aspen grace the high country from September to October and snow blankets Santa Fe Ski Basin in winter.

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!

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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.

All Hands Meeting

Join us March 12-13 for monitoring results of restoration treatments on the SWJM landscape restoration project. Help us prioritize future implementation and treatment locations.

Fire Danger Level: Moderate


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