Family hiking at Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe
Family hiking at Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe

Explore miles of scenic hiking trails

  • Enjoy privately guided or group exploration
  • Borrow some binoculars and birding books to spy New Mexico's feathered friends
  • Order a packed picnic lunch to enjoy on the trail
  • Grab complimentary hiking poles and trail maps

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The Experience

Bordering on 1.5 million acres of Santa Fe National Forest, Bishop's Lodge has access to extensive trail systems for hikers of all ages.

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Hike with Outdoor Yoga & Guided Meditation | Privately Guided

Explore the 317 acres of nature trails surrounding Bishop's Lodge Resort that connect to the Santa Fe National Forest in this relaxing and rejuvenating guided hike. Find a sunny spot in a grassy meadow or by the creek shaded by a tree and move into a revitalizing and gentle yoga flow connecting with yourself and nature.
  • 3 hours

  • Easygoing

Easygoing Hiking Experiences

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Nambe Badlands Geology | Privately Guided

Explore the desert and learn about the geology and ancient rocks that paint our Southwestern landscapes. Hike through scenic badlands with dramatic rock formations, narrow twisting canyons, and geologic points of interest.
  • 3-4 hours
  • Snack included
  • Easygoing to moderate
Taos Pueblo
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Chama River Valley | Privately Guided

This hike takes you to several Pueblo sites where ancient grid gardens, a petroglyph, and abundant pottery sherds are visible. Sapawe pueblo site is the largest Pueblo of its time in the ancient Southwest. Venture back in time to learn the fascinating history of our region.
  • 3-4 hours
  • Snack and lunch included
  • Easygoing

Bandelier National Monument | Group Experience

Beneath the eastern flanks fo the Jemez Mountains lies the Pajarito (Spanish for "little bird") Plateau where dynamic geological forces weave the story of migration and settlement of ancestral Pueblo peoples. Join us as we hike within Bandelier National Monument, exploring the low stone walls, petroglyphs and ancient pathway and taking in spectacular views of the Jemez, Sangre de Cristo, and the Sandia Mountains all around you.
  • 3-4 hours
  • Snack and lunch provided
  • Easygoing to moderate

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Hike with Outdoor Art Class | Privately Guided

Embark on a hike around the diverse landscape of the Bishop's Lodge property with your local artist guide Lisa Flynn. Take in views of the native vegetation, colorful landscape and New Mexico light that will provide inspiration for your own watercolor painting in an al fresco art class.
  • 5-6 hours

  • Snack and lunch provided

  • Activity level customized to guests’ level


Moderate Hiking Experiences

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Tent Rocks Hike | Group Experience

This 3-mile round trip hike is 25 miles south of Santa Fe, where you'll see fascinating geological columns topped with hat-like boulder caps. After a 650-foot climb, passing through rock tunnels, you'll reach dramatic views of the Sandia Mountains, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the Jemez mountain range.
  • 3-4 hours
  • Lunch provided
  • Moderate
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Petroglyphs, La Bajada Ridge & Santa Fe River Canyon | Privately Guided

Follow the track of the original Camino Real trail and Route 66 across a volcanic ridge where wild horses roam, the Santa Fe River carves a dramatic canyon, and lava rocks provide a canvas for ancient rock art. Immerse yourself in the history, geology and archaeology of New Mexico.
  • 3-4 hours
  • Snack and lunch included
  • Moderate with rocky terrain
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Diablo's Canyon | Privately Guided

Walk between the towering walls of Diablo Canyon, then hike to the top for an unusual view of the volcanic geology that formed this natural wonder. A perfect hike for families, younger guests can create their own rock drawings en route.
  • Full day
  • Snack included
  • Moderate

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Wild Walk & Foraging | Privately Guided

In partnership with Dryland Wilds we'll forage the land to learn how to identify various edible plants, harvesting techniques and uses of common and invasive edible plant species.
  • 3-4 hours

  • Inquire for pricing

  • Moderate


Challenging Hiking Experiences

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Santa Fe National Forest | Privately Guided

Spend a day in the mountains of the Santa Fe National Forest. Immerse yourself in high alpine wildflowers and lakes for a rejuvenating day amongst the trees trekking along world-class trails. Enjoy a packed picnic lunch and snacks along the way.
  • 8+ hours
  • Snack and lunch included
  • Activity level customized to guests' level
Woman hiking near Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe

Viewpoint Hike | Privately Guided

This hike offers rolling terrain through desertscapes and a conifer forest with expansive views of the Tesuque River Valley and Santa Fe National Forest. Gain insight into the history, flora, fauna and geology of the southwest in the high altitude breeze of the southernmost point of the Rocky Mountains
  • 3-4 hours
  • Snack included
  • Intermediate to strenuous

Taos High-Apline Hike | Group Hike

While the hike takes place in the Alpine forest at a high elevation, the grade of the trail is forgiving and we will set a comfortable pace making it appropriate for different levels of hikers. This hike provides spectacular views looking west towards Taos Ski Valley and out over the Taos Plateau towards the Rio Grande Gorge. As you climb higher into the alpine forest, the views expand and one becomes more and more drawn in by the mountains. The mind is soothed and the soul is nourished by the fresh clean mountain air, leaving you with a feeling of release and renewed vitality.
  • 3-4 hours
  • Snack and gourmet lunch provided
  • Available Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 8 am to 1 pm
  • Inquire for private trips and different times
  • Challenging; high-altitude

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