Santa Fe is a hiker’s paradise. And you don’t have to travel far to find it. Just a few minutes away from bustling downtown lay acres of pristine wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here you’ll find miles of excellent trails to explore that range from an easy stroll to a challenging climb. And if you’d like to experience something a little different, there are trails nearby through dramatic canyon areas, too.
Many of our guests at Inn on the Paseo come to Santa Fe to tour our natural areas but we feel that our wilderness is best explored with a guide.
Some of the best guides in Santa Fe for hiking and snowshoeing tours are found at Outspire. There is so much cultural and ancient history in the regions around Santa Fe and Outspire guides can offer insights that independent trekkers would miss. Of course, the guides know what to expect and will help you safely enjoy your time outdoors around Santa Fe, too.
Day hikes can be enjoyed year-round – while snowshoeing treks offers a nice alternative during the winter season. Outspire keeps track of New Mexico’s weather forecasts, trail conditions, and seasonal items of interest. Outspire is also very flexible and offers a variety of day hikes to both the experienced hiker or snowshoer or first- timer. Outspire can offer hikers or snowshoers a milder morning hike, an interpretive walk through nearby national monuments, or a seven hour day on a backcountry trail. The emphasis is on private outings, tailored to your priorities.
As a professional guide service, Outspire is recognized and approved for leading guests into the outdoors of Santa Fe National Forest, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks Monument, Bandelier National Monument and other public lands by permit. Every guide has emergency medical and specialized outdoor training.
Guests need not worry about packing supplies from home as Outspire will provide a day pack, rain poncho, adjustable trekking poles, bottled water and trail snacks. Snowshoe trips include fitted snowshoes, poles and leg gaiters for your comfort. For those going snowshoeing, the snowshoes come from Mountain Safety Research and are lightweight which enable some off trail walking and coasting along through pristine winter woods. Also, one does not have to have prior snowshoeing experience. Guides have special first aid training, carry extra supplies, and will make every effort to look out for each individual’s needs.
An added benefit is that Outspire guides will meet guests at the Inn.