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


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.

Check out our 360° Photo Spheres on Google (Clicking on the links below will take you to Google Maps):

Lake Katherine Pecos Wilderness

Nambe Lake Pecos Wilderness

A Shared Vision Through Forest Plan Revision

The video below describes the complexities of the past and the planning for the future of three northern New Mexico forests as they go through Forest Plan Revision. Special thanks to the Carson National Forest for producing this video.


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.

Botanists Team Up to Recover Holy Ghost Ipomopsis

Holy Ghost Ipomopsis

Find out how botanists are planning to improve the habitat for this endangered plant.


The Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)

The Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is currently seeking applications from the public to serve on this Federal Advisory Committee. Click the link for more information.

Fire Danger Level: Low


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