3348 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: (505) 473-9004
Fax: (505) 438-4627
The Genoveva Chavez Community Center, built by the city of Santa Fe, offers a number of activities. Remove stress with a game of handball or racquetball, or join in a pickup game of basketball at this recreational facility. You can swim in the Olympic-sized pool, relax in the hydrotherapy pool, or work out in the 50-meter lap pool. Try out your ice skating skills at the ice arena. Other services include a pro shop, snack bar and an indoor track. Admission fees are as follows: Children 0-10: $1.75; Youth 11-17: $2.75; Adult 18-59: $5.00; Senior 60: $3.00.
This city-owned pool and basic gym facility is ideal for a cheap workout on a drop-in basis. There are no frills here: the locker rooms are bare and the gym equipment is limited; the swimming pool, however, is pleasant. Daily drop-in fees are low, but if you're going to be in town for an extended period, the monthly packages might be worth your while. Seniors and youth receive significant discounts. Water aerobics and swimming lessons are also available at Salvador Perez.
If you are looking for a thrill, call the certified and experienced guides at the Santa Fe Rafting Company. Half-day, full-day and overnight trips are available on some of the most scenic waterways in New Mexico. You can ride the rapids of the Rio Grande, Rio Chama or the Pecos River. The guides provide all necessary equipment and also provide meals on the longer trips. Trip prices start at $65, and if you are traveling with children, note that there are some age restrictions for certain trips.
If you're itching for adventure in Santa Fe, call Kokopelli Rafting Adventures and go river rafting! You can book half day, full day, or overnight trips that include class II and III rapids. The two-day trip to the Taos Box and the Lower Rio Grande Gorge is a trip to remember. Prices range from $50 for a half-day run to $400 for the two-day trip. The company provides all the equipment and guides. If you are looking for something a little calmer, inquire about their kayaking tours.
The Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe golf course, on the western edge of Santa Fe, is a scenic haven among the rolling hills and evergreen trees. The 18-hole, par 72 course is a great place for new golfers and seasoned veterans. The manicured greens weave in and out of the pinon trees, leaving little room for that slice. However, if you cannot stay out of the pinon, golf pros will work with you. Then recharge your energy with great food at the Back 9 Grill. Special offers and youth golf programs are available; check the website for further details.
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden celebrates the rich plant life and stunning biodiversity of the region. This facility aims to create beautiful garden settings and educate the public on the importance of the environment.
Santa Fe Walkabouts provides guided hiking trips allowing guests to explore and connect with nature. In addition to private, guided day hikes, there are also scenic tours, bike tours and 4x4 excursions. While the hiking is perfect for the warmer months and summer weather, Santa Fe Walkabouts also offers winter sports outings for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Legends Santa Fe is owned by an Isleta Pueblo member and claims to be "on the Rodeo Drive of Native Art." Some of the nation's leading Native American artists—Jody Naranjo, Kevin Red Star, and Ed Archie NoiseCat—are exclusively represented here. Their media includes painting, photography, textiles, pottery, wood carving, jewelry, fresco, beaded works, and sculpture in bronze, metal, stone, clay and glass. The two-story adobe that houses the collection is a historic building, and is comprised of a veritable labyrinth of rooms: finding your way around them is inherent to the charm of the place. The gallery also offers educational programs hosted by the artists.
Sitting above Santa Fe at 12,000 feet, this 600-acre ski basin has 43 well-groomed trails and five lifts. With an average snowfall of 225 inches and snowmaking capabilities, there are very few bad seasons at this popular destination. Activities include skiing, snowboarding and telemarking. All-day passes for adults, teens, children and seniors range in price. If this is your first time out, you can get lessons and a lift pass combination. If you have little ones under the age of four, do not hesitate to bring them along; daycare facilities are available for a fee.
This wilderness area was designated in 1933 and has remained pristine, scenic and enchanting. Truchas Peak, the second highest mountain peak in New Mexico, is located in Pecos Wilderness and is a challenging climb. Along the Pecos River, near the headwaters, you will find a 100-foot waterfall. You must be prepared to do some hiking, as most of the wilderness area is inaccessible by motor vehicles. The National Park office in Santa Fe gladly provides maps and information about the area.
The Santa Fe Horse Park is located in the southwest of Santa Fe has two full sized immaculately manicured polo fields and a spacious club house. This distinct equestrian facility also has a practice arena and a cowboy arena. Two galloping tracks encircle the entire park and has barns for the noble beasts to rest in. The on-site spa center is a novel addition to all the other facilities the Santa Fe Horse Park has on offer. The park also offers a tack shop with trademarked merchandise on sale.
In 1847, the United States Army built a sawmill here to provide lumber for the construction of Fort Marcy. The sawmill was later converted to a home, which is open for tours. The Audubon Society purchased the property and turned it into a wildlife preserve. Hiking trails are available to search out native plants and animals. If you walk quietly and keep on the lookout, aside from the numerous species of birds, you just might catch a glimpse of a deer, bear or mountain lion.