Welcome to the Santa Fe National Forest!
Past Meets Present
Whether you are gathering with family or gathering pinon nuts or firewood, the forest is a "querencia," a special place.
The Santa Fe National Forest is 1.6 million acres of mountains, valleys and mesas ranging from 5,000 to 13,000 feet in elevation. Visitors don’t have to travel far to find forested mountains slopes, colorful volcanic formations, deep river gorges and primitive wilderness. Thousands of cultural and archaeological sites reflect the Santa Fe National Forest's rich historical heritage and the many cultures that value this landscape.
Year-round day use, water-focused recreation and trail opportunities offer a refuge in the cool mountain air.
Maps for every need, the way you want them: Interactive, Printed, Downloadable
Purchase your passes and permits online or at your destination.
The Santa Fe National Forest manages public lands filled with natural resources and diverse wildlife. We work to protect at-risk species like the Mexican spotted owl and New Mexican jumping mouse, protect riparian and restore critical ecosystems, and ensure forest health through safe logging practices.
Santa Fe National Forest Offices Closed on Thanksgiving Day
Release Date: Nov 21, 2022
New Mexico follows the "Ready, Set, Go" protocol. The (Ready, Set, Go Action Guide (English) or En sus Marcas, Listos, Fuera! (Spanish), will help you and your family prepare for a wildfire emergency.
The Forest Plan guides the Santa Fe National Forest in fulfilling its stewardship responsibilities to best meet the current and future needs of the American people. The draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and revised draft land management plan (Draft Forest Plan) are now available on our website for public review.