Recreation

Due to Fire Danger, the Santa Fe National Forest is closed, effective June 1, 2018. 

To protect public health and safety due to extreme fire danger, all  National Forest System Lands, Roads, and trails within the Santa Fe National Forest are currently closed. 

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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.

 

 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Agua Fria Trail #233 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Agua Sarca Trail #278 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Aspen Basin Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Aspen Cabin Closed to Visitor Administrative cabin only
Aspen Vista Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Baker Flat Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 This site is seasonally closed from January 5 thru April 9
Baldy Trail #176 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Battleship Rock Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Beattys Trail #25 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Big Eddy Boat Take-out Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Big Pine Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Big Tesuque Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Black Canyon Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 No water available.
Blue Bell Ridge Trail #212 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Blue Bell Trail #10 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Bluffs Fishing Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Bob Grounds Trail #270 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Bordo del Medio Trail #252 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Borrego Mesa Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Burro Basin Trail #216 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Cave Creek Trail #288 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Chavez Canyon Boat Launch Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Clear Creek Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Clear Creek Campground Group Area Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Clear Creek Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Cowles Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 No water.
Cowles Ponds Fishing Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Coyote Canyon Camping Area Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Dark Canyon Fishing Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Dockweiler Trail #259 Closed to Visitor 2017 Season – Trail has been cleared of downfall between the 259/288 and 259/257 junctions.
E.V. Long Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 No water.
East Baldy Trail #275 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
El Porvenir Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 This site is seasonally closed from January 5 thru April 9
El Porvenir Trail #247 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Field Tract Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 Potable water is available.
Gascon Trail #239 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Glorieta Baldy Lookout Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Glorieta Baldy Trail #175 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Hamilton Mesa Trail #249 Closed to Visitor 2017 Season – Trail has been cleared between Jack's Creek TH and the 249/239 junction. New trees may come down anytime. Equestrian users are encouraged to carry a hand saw should a trail become impassable.
Harvey Trail #218 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Hermits Peak Trail #223 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Hollinger Trail #219 Closed to Visitor 2017 Season - Trail has been cleared of dead fall. New trees may fall across the trail at any time. Equestrian users are encouraged to carry a hand saw.
Holy Ghost Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 No water.
Holy Ghost Group Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 No water.
Holy Ghost Trail # 283 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Iron Gate Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 No water.
Jacks Creek Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Jacks Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Jacks Creek Horse Camp Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Jacks Creek Trail #257 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Jemez Falls Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Jemez Falls Group Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Jemez Falls Trailhead Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Johnson Mesa Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 The bathrooms are seasonally closed for the winter.
La Cueva Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
La Junta Fishing Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Lake Johnson Trail #267 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Lake Katherine Trail #242 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Larkspur Trail #260 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Las Casitas Fishing Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Las Conchas Day Use Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Las Dispensas Trail #222 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Las Trampas Trail #240 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Links Tract Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Little Tesuque Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Lone Pine Mesa Trail #214 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Lower Dalton Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 No water.
Middle Fork Trail #266 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Na-na-ka Trail #217 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
North Azul Trail #264 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
North Fork Trail #269 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Oak Flats Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Paliza Family Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Paliza Group Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Pecos River Trail #456 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Pecos Trail #24 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Penas Negras #32 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Po-shu-oinge' Interpretive Site (minor) Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Rattlesnake Ridge Interpretive Site (minor) Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Redondo Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Resumidero Camping Area Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Rincon Fishing Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Rio Chama Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Rio Chama Campground, Small Group Sites Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Rio Chama Wild & Scenic River Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Rio De Las Vacas Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Rio Puerco Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Rio Valdez Trail #224 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Rito Perro Trail #256 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
River's Bend Fishing Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Rociada Trail #250 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
San Antonio Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
San Diego Canyon Overlook Overlook Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
San Diego Fishing Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Santa Fe Alpine Ski Area Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Santiago Lake Trail #274 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Sebadilloses Trail #245 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Seven Springs Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Spanish Queen Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Tsi'pin Trail #238 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Upper Dalton Fishing Access Fishing Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Valle Medio Trail #241 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Vista Grande Overlook Observation Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Vista Linda Campground Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Windy Bridge Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Winsor Creek Fishing Area and Trailhead Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018 No water.
Winsor National Rec Trail #254 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Winsor Ridge Trail #271 Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018
Winsor Ridge Trailhead Closed to Visitor The Santa Fe National Forest is CLOSED due to Fire Danger. Effective June 1, 2018

Spotlights

Paliza Family Campground

Recently renovated, the campground is situated in a beautiful Ponderosa Pine forest. Located in Lower paliza Canyon,  the campground has original CCC shelters in some sites.  At 6,700 feet please come prepared for warm days and cool nights.

Uses: Overnight camping, hiking

Facilities: 30 camp sites; five sites have shade shelters. Vault toilets; no dump station available. There is no drinking water available at the campground.

Special Instructions: This campground is designated as a reduced impact and recycle campground. Users are required pack out trash during the off-season. Cutting live vegetation is prohibited. Charcoal only in pedestral cooking grills.

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