Exploring Around Santa Fe

The nature and varying landscapes of New Mexico is the reason I live in this beautiful state. There's always something new to discover, hike, swim or photograph.

Santa Fe National Forest

Our beautiful backyard mountain with so many trails and stunning views for miles.

 Views from the Ski Basin.   

Views from the Ski Basin.

 

 Alamo Vista trail view at peak fall golden glow.   

Alamo Vista trail view at peak fall golden glow.

 

Diablo Canyon

 Diablo Canyon - best in cooler weather.   

Diablo Canyon - best in cooler weather.

 

Pecos Wilderness

 Pecos Wilderness - Hamilton Mesa to Beatty's Cabin trail. Photo taken during monsoon season near the Pecos River lushness.   

Pecos Wilderness - Hamilton Mesa to Beatty's Cabin trail. Photo taken during monsoon season near the Pecos River lushness.

 

Jemez Springs

 Jemez Springs natural hot springs, just a short hike to access these two pools with beautiful mountain views.   

Jemez Springs natural hot springs, just a short hike to access these two pools with beautiful mountain views.

 

Valles Caldera

 Coyote Call trail overlooking Valles Caldera in the Jemez. A gentle meadowy hike with beautiful views.   

Coyote Call trail overlooking Valles Caldera in the Jemez. A gentle meadowy hike with beautiful views.

 

Plaza Blanca

 Plaza Blanca in Abiquiu.   

Plaza Blanca in Abiquiu.

 

Williams Lake / Wheeler Peak

 A view of Williams Lake while summiting Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico.   

A view of Williams Lake while summiting Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico.

 

Santa Barbara Trail

 Santa Barbara trail in Carson National Forest near Penasco.   

Santa Barbara trail in Carson National Forest near Penasco.

 

Valle Vidal

 The lushness of Valle Vidal in Carson National Forest.   

The lushness of Valle Vidal in Carson National Forest.

 

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

 Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, actually in southern Colorado... but a close drive from New Mexico.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, actually in southern Colorado... but a close drive from New Mexico.