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About Santa Fe

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Located in the Sangre de Cristo Foothills is Santa Fe, the beautiful and historic capital of New Mexico. Known for its rich and thriving Native American culture and breathtaking desert vistas, the city is one of the southwest's most popular camping destinations, seeing thousands of eager visitors each year. And for good reason...

 

Popular Attractions

Santa Fe has a lot to offer both locals and visitors, with campers especially getting the full experience by primarily taking advantage of the city's beautiful outdoor spaces. The city and surrounding areas has a high concentration of artists because of its unique flora and fauna, so visitors can look forward to a long list of excellent local galleries including the New Mexico Museum of Art and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. There's also the Canyon Road galleries, showcasing a wide array of contemporary, Southwestern, indigenous American and experimental art, in addition to Russian, Taos Masters, and Native American pieces. Santa Fe is also known for its outdoor sculptures of religious figures like Kateri Tekakwitha, and travelers can also enjoy the region's rich performing arts landscape. With the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, travelers can enjoy a vibrant mix of local art and entertainment year round. For history buffs and museum enthusiasts, there's no shortage of sites; popular among locals especially are the Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. For a true urban adventure in Santa Fe, RVers have a pick of several great districts, each filled with trading posts, gift and specialty shops, craft eateries and bars. The Barrio De Analco Historic District, Don Gaspar Historic District, Santa Fe Historic District and the Santa Fe Railyard arts district are camper favorites.

 

Popular Campgrounds and State Parks

Among Santa Fe's many private campground, the Santa Fe Skies RV Park is one of the most popular. The park is nestled on the western slopes of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and looks out on the breathtaking Rio Grande Valley. The park is also fairly close to urban Santa Fe areas and near to a number of excellent local attractions. There's no shortage of things to do and see within a short drive of the campground, including the El Santuario de Chimayo, Santa Fe downtown plaza, Sangre de Cristo Mountains & Santa Fe National Forest for excellent hiking, biking, sunset and wildlife viewing and stargazing and Lake Peak. There's also the Santa Fe Ski Area, Glorieta Pass Civil War Battle Site, Pecos National Historic Park, The Santa Fe Trail, Tanoan Pueblo Ruins, Jemez Pueblo & Reservation, Bear Springs Peak and the Tent Rocks. The campground offers full hookups and pull thrus for campers' convenience; definitely the place you want to be during your next Santa Fe escape.

 

The Santa Fe National Forest is the city's most popular public camping area because it offers a beautiful and diverse camping landscape that ranges from low to high elevation, high deserted, forested, primitive and developed spots. Developed campgrounds offer amenities ranging from electrical hookups for RV or trailer camping to toilet-only sites. Primitive camping is allowed almost anywhere on the Santa Fe National Forest unless otherwise posted. These areas generally do not offer any amenities, but you will find several toilet buildings, picnic tables and grills. Camping in the Santa Fe National Forest is a truly stellar experience, with acres and acres of open spaces to enjoy through hiking, biking, scenic viewing and photography, sunset viewing, wildlife viewing and stargazing. And with several small plateaus in the forest, campers can look forward to playing group games and enjoying picnics.

 

Events

As a cultural hub, most of the local events are centered around the arts. Travelers can join with locals for city-sponsored art and photography classes, painting classes and cooking tours and workshops. There's also a number of ongoing events such as the Santa Fe Artists Market at Cathedral Park, Rodeo de Santa Fe, the International Folk Art Market and The Platinum Music Awards. Drawing huge crowds each year, the Fiesta de Santa Fe is a hot spot for cultural and artistic exploration, and RVers can also plan their trips around the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, Christmas Eve Canyon Road Walk, International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Campers can also take advantage of the area's event calendar with events ranging from the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair, Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival, the annual Harvest Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, Indian Market Winter Showcase and the Canyon Road Farolito Walk

 

Places to Eat

Santa Fe is known for its heritage and visual arts, but it is also immensely popular for its culinary landscape. Travelers and residents alike can look forward to a thriving mixture of Mexican and Native American flavors, with even more influences from international chefs who've migrated to the city. Visitors can look forward to sampling craft foods at places like The Shed Creative Cooking, Tia Sophia's, Palacio Cafe and the Jambo Cafe. There's also Geronimo, Rooftop Pizzeria, Cafe Pasqual's and TerraCotta Wine Bistro. And of course, travelers can look forward to the area's long list of excellent local bars to enjoy local and regional brews that are difficult to find elsewhere. 

 

Landmarks

And of course, the city is home to a long list of grand landmarks, each holding historical or cultural significance. Travelers can visit the New Mexico State Capitol, the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi which is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the Loretto Chapel. There's also the Palace of the Governors, Santuario de Guadalupe, the Oldest House in the USA, Santa Fe Railyard Park, Santa Fe Botanical Gardens and the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Santa Fe is an excellent place to visit, but there's so much more to gain from the experience by camping out. Fall in love with this beautiful city by keeping your feet on the ground, and your fingers close the area's thriving southwestern flora, and there's no doubt that you'll want to return year after year. 

 

Pro Tip: we'd recommend staying at private parks because they're known to be incredible hospitable and even more responsive to campers' needs than public spots!