Things to Do During Fall: Best Adventure Day Trips!

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Santa Fe is touted for being a romantic destination for couples and a place for incredible outdoor adventures. This high desert city, and capital of New Mexico, is surrounded by mountains and the Santa Fe National Forest, making it a perfect destination full of outdoor things to do

Keep reading to learn more about where we stayed, enjoyed delicious food, and played outside. Discover the best things to do in Santa Fe!

Awesome Outdoor Things to Do in Santa Fe

It is fun to drive around and explore new places. The drive from downtown Santa Fe to the Ski Basin is called the Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway.

Drive the Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway

The ski resort runs its chairlift, so that you can see all of the Aspen trees changing colors during the fall. The Aspens transform into incredible yellow and gold shades, which makes for breathtaking photo opportunities against the forest and blue sky. 

Ride the Ski Santa Fe Fall Foliage Chairlift


Taos, New Mexico, is one of those places so many people have heard about. It is a bucket list destination for many reasons. 

Drive the High Road to Taos Scenic Byway

Heading out of Santa Fe towards Los Alamos, it will take about one hour to drive (each way). Plan to spend half a day at the park to hike and wander. 

Visit Bandelier National Monument

If you’re looking for a unique and magical vacation spot, look no further than Ojo Caliente hot springs in New Mexico. This hidden gem is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate, surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

Soak and Relax at Ojo Caliente Hot Springs

Find out more about where we stayed, enjoyed delicious food, and played outside!

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