Santa Fe Recreation

Residents of Rancho Viejo are part of all the history, tradition, and sheer beauty of Santa Fe. This exciting, multicultural area offers endless diversions and opportunities to enliven the mind, body, and spirit.


  • Over 50 percent of the land is preserved as natural open space and parks
  • Miles of paved trails through natural open space offering expansive mountain views, for walking and biking
  • Village Centers: Located within the heart of each village. Situated within walking distance of every home, the center features a landscaped plaza, planned neighborhood- scale commercial shops and stores, and provides a gathering area for community events. Within our Village Center at 55 Canada del Rancho, you can visit the local businesses
  • 6 neighborhood parks with play equipment
  • Public elementary school facilitated through a land donation
  • Active Playfields
  • Tree-lined pedestrian streets
  • Santa Fe Community College, located within Rancho Viejo, is equipped with a recreation center that can be used by the residents for a nominal fee, should you decide to take a class.
  • Ride the Santa Fe Southern Railroad and Railrunner
  • Visit the 1,000 year old Taos Pueblo
  • Explore a Western movie set

Ski in the winter at nearby locations, Taos, Santa Fe Ski Basin and many more...

  • Angel Fire : (800) 633-7463
  • Enchanted Forest (XC): (800) 966-9381
  • Pajarito Mountain : (505) 662-5725
  • Red River : (505) 754-2223
  • Sandia Peak : (505) 242-9133
  • Ski Santa Fe : (505) 982-4429
  • Sipapu : (505) 587-2240
  • Ski Apache : (505) 336-4356
  • Taos Ski Valley : (505) 776-2291
  • Wolf Creek : (800) 754-9653

Natural Wonders

  • See the ruins at Bandelier National Park
  • Spend an evening under the stars at the renowned Santa Fe Opera
  • Go gallery hopping on Canyon Road
  • Stroll through arts and crafts festivals in the historic downtown Plaza

Visit any of the 14 museums:

  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
  • Institute of American Arts Indian Museum
  • Santa Fe Children's Museum
  • New Mexico Culture

Other Attractions

  • Celebrate the Fiestas de Santa Fe each year
  • Visit the Santa Fe Farmers Market
  • Dine on regional cuisine from over 250 restaurants
  • Go biking, hiking, fishing or rock-climbing
  • See the countryside by horseback or hot air balloon
  • Take a leisurely stroll along the Rancho Viejo Trail (link to trail maps)
  • Visit a day spa and enjoy a relaxing massage or aromatherapy facial:
  • Ten Thousand Waves
  • Bishops Lodge
  • For all other area attractions, please visit Santa Fe Official Website