NM Hikes & Tours
Off Road Adventures
WINTER TRADITIONS & TRUE NM ADVENTURES
Each and every season is unique and delightful in the City Different with a multitude of special events and outdoor activities. Winter is no exception. December is a magical time of the year as Santa Fe decks itself for the holidays. Many of the city’s adobe buildings are decorated with farolitos, small brown paper bags filled partially with sand and illuminated from within by a tea light candle – Santa Fe’s version of Christmas lights. Several of the neighboring Indian Pueblos celebrate the winter solstice and the New Year by holding dances mid-December through early January. Winter (December – March) also brings much excitement for avid skiers and snowboarders who flock up to the Santa Fe Ski Basin. The snow here is amazingly soft and powdery – it’s exhilarating to ski down the mountain, savoring the views under brilliant blue skies.
Many of the hiking trails at the higher elevations are covered by snow – great for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and sledding. For those who prefer to hike or mountain bike, there are passable trails at lower altitudes. We also offer a full selection of scenic winter tours. Whatever you wish to experience, your private guides at Santa Fe Walkabouts are ready to provide you with unforgettable moments in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.
PINZGAUER ADVENTURES – 4X4 BY FUN
Santa Fe Walkabouts launched “Pinzie from the Plaza” tours in May 2014, offering visitors an opportunity to take a short 4X4 tour beyond the city for spectacular views of our New Mexico landscapes. The 90-minute Pinzgauer rides are a great complement to the city tours. Look for the YELLOW Pinzgauer on San Francisco Street, in front of La Fonda Hotel, between April and October, or call us for an off-season tour. Operating under the name "4 X 4 By Fun", our tours depart at 11:30AM, 1:30PM and 3:30PM.
In addition to our 90-minute Plaza tours, we offer a wide variety of unparalleled off-road adventures in our Pinzgauer. What is a Pinzgauer, you ask? For many, it’s the ultimate off-roading vehicle. Come and experience an adventure of a lifetime in our Pinzgauers!
SANTA FE’S PREMIER OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TOUR GUIDES
Come experience northern New Mexico’s charm and pristine beauty with Santa Fe Walkabouts. Established in 2008, we are a boutique outdoor adventure company catering to the intrepid traveler. We welcome individuals, families and small groups, taking care to listen to our clients and setting up authentic and customized outings. We do not have a minimum requirement and we gladly accommodate solo travelers. With each customized private adventure, we offer flexible departure times with pick up from your place of lodging. We will not put two parties together for our excursions and we place a priority on giving our clients undivided and personal attention during our tours.
Why choose Santa Fe Walkabouts? We strive to give our clients the best experience possible - we want you to fall in love with New Mexico, just as we did several years ago. We truly enjoy being outdoors and, more than anything else, we want to share our passion with you! Call us and let's go on a Walkabout!
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“I have been raving about Georges and Santa Fe Walkabouts since I returned home on Sunday! I came to NM specifically to hot air balloon, but, without a doubt, the hike that Sue set up for me was far more awe inspiring than anything I saw in the air! I love how they took the time to customize a hike based on my desires and abilities – you just don’t get that service anywhere. Georges was an absolute treat to spend the afternoon with! He is a walking encyclopedia – I was so impressed with his knowledge of the area. Whether a seasoned professional or a casual nature lover, you should definitely set up an adventure with Santa Fe Walkabouts. This is how you truly experience the beauty that is Santa Fe!”- Michele, Minnesota
“I went to Santa Fe seeking interesting and exhilarating hiking in the area. Thanks to Georges and Sue of Santa Fe Walkabouts, my vacation was all I had hoped for. Their knowledge and love for the area is evident. The hikes were carefully planned to ensure my enjoyment as well as my comfort and safety. Thank you Georges and Sue.”- Pearl, Toronto, Canada