Activities & Day Trips Around Santa Fe

Feeling a little wanderlust? New Mexico is full of unique attractions and enchanting sites that are within an hour’s drive of Santa Fe. The Inn on the Alameda is the perfect home base for your exploration. An exciting day trip will give you a special adventure that takes you off the beaten path into the glory of New Mexico!


Hiking and Fishing 

New Mexico emcompasses six of the world’s seven life zones. Diverse landscapes from rugged mountaintops, to grassy plains, to lowland desert offer beautiful scenery for all levels of hikers. Perhaps your adventures will take you to explore the surreal hoodoos, take a dip in a natural hot spring, or walk along the deep Rio Grande Gorge! The Pecos River near Santa Fe is a great fishing destination, well stocked with trout and freshwater salmon! Required fishing licenses are easily available, just ask our concierge for more information. Whatever level of climber you are, there is an exploration waiting for you! For more information visit the New Mexico Department of Tourism Activities & Outdoor Recreation or visit New Mexico Game and Fish.

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Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing 

In the winter months, Northern New Mexico offers gorgeous weather for all your outdoor winter recreational activity needs! From skiing, to snowboarding, snowshoeing, to sledding, New Mexico’s world-renowned ski areas offer a variety of opportunities for all snow lovers of all levels. Check out Ski New Mexico for more information, and ask our concierge to help plan your next winter adventure!

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What better way to get around town and see all that of The Plaza has to offer?; Or maybe you want a ride that takes you off the paved roads and into nature! Bike rentals are available in town and are a great way to enjoy the sites during your stay at the Inn. Ask our concierge for bike rental information!

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Outdoor Water Activities 

Perhaps your need for adventure takes you to the water. Maybe you’re looking for calm, serene waters that you can kayak and canoe along while taking in all the wild life around you. Or you might be seeking more of a thrill, which could mean a whitewater rafting adventure. From easy floating, to class IV rapids, there is something for everyone on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama! For more information, check out the New Mexico Department of Tourism Activities & Outdoor Recreation website.



With vast landscapes, open skies, and high altitudes it’s no wonder that New Mexico is known as a golf destination! With thin air that makes the golf balls fly down the fairways, our courses are sure to thrill the golfer in your life! Check out some of our public courses – all just a quick and easy drive from the Inn.

Looking for a golf experience not listed here? Ask our concierge to help you find the right course for you!

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Other outdoor activities include hot air ballooning, horseback riding, boating, and rock climbing. Ask our concierge for more information about any of these or other outdoor activity ideas!

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Inn on the Alameda

303 E. Alameda St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 | +1(800) 289-2122
Two blocks away from The Santa Fe Plaza and
the closest Inn to Canyon Road!