Off the beaten path events in Santa Fe Fall 2019

When Fall arrives in Santa Fe, there is still so much going on in and around the city that it still attracts thousands of visitors each week. So, what is there to do once summer comes to an end?

Fall Fishing

The Pecos River is located inside the National Historical Park and the fall fishing season starts on September 12 this year, running through to November 4. Those who want to give the fishing a try here will need to make a reservation and this can be done up to 30 days in advance of your visit. The park has three beats and you can reserve places for up to three people. Just keep in mind that there is no fishing here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and don’t forget that you need to have a permit too. You can pick up the permit when you arrive. Reserving a place does not automatically give you a permit, you have to physically collect it at the visitor center. Make sure you have a valid NM fishing license, proof of your reservation and your driver’s license.

One stretch of the river is definitely for those who have a great deal of experience with fishing and access is limited so you need to be prepared for a walk, but the other stretches are easy to access and only need a moderate effort for fishing. For more information including the opening times check out the national park’s website

Origami in the Garden

This is an unusual exhibition which features a number of origami sculptures created by Jennifer and Kevin Box. The sculptures are actually made from metal but are designed to resemble delicate paper. The artists have also collaborated with a number of other world class artists on several of the pieces. This exhibition comes in two sizes. There is the larger show – the ‘Monumental’ show – and the small show, known as the ‘Fundamental’ show. There are 20 large pieces in the Monumental show while the smaller show features 15 sculptures. To find out more about the precise locations and opening hours the official website has all the information that you need. 

Historic Route 66

Route 66 is one of the most famous routes in the US, and between 1926 and 1937, it actually ran through Santa Fe. There are tours that you can take that will show you the exact route and point out to you some of the major landmarks of the city and surrounding area. The route takes you from the heart of the city out towards La Bajada Hill. Some of the original sections of the road are still in place but are unpaved, just as they were back then. The road down La Bajada Hill, however, is not suitable for vehicles of any description. It is steep and features some challenging hairpin bends. Those who take the tour will get the opportunity to tackle it on foot though. The tour can take up to three hours and you can book for as few as two people. The tours take place on weekdays between 1 and 3pm and run from September 16 to the end of December. Book a place and find out more at the official website.

Whatever you choose to do, don’t forget to book your accommodation. You can be sure of a warm welcome at our Santa Fe Bed & Breakfast where you can enjoy all the comforts of home.

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