“Fall is an enchanting time of year to adventure in Santa Fe,” said Meghan Godin, Experience Curator at Bishop’s Lodge. “The weather is cool, yet the lighting is a warmer hue as the sun hangs lower in the sky,” she added, making fall the ideal season to horseback ride, fly fish, or hike – all without ever having to leave the property.
With nature trails winding through 317 acres of desertscapes and conifer forest, Bishop’s Lodge is an adventurer’s haven – and the only resort in Santa Fe to offer such an extensive range of immersive wilderness experiences right on its property. For those who want to explore even further, the private trails connect to 1.5 million acres of Santa Fe National Forest and its alpine peaks and hidden lakes.
“Fall is my favorite time to visit the Stables and head out for a horseback ride,” Godin said. Whether you’re a beginner who prefers leisurely walks on flat terrain or an expert eager to gallop up the mountainside, experienced wranglers ensure a suitable horse for every level.
With its own Fly Fishing Outpost store – run by Land of Enchantment Guides (ORVIS Endorsed Outfitters) – anglers will find everything they need right on property, from fishing licenses to reels, rods and tackles. Learn all facets of fly fishing, including casting, fly selection, knots and more, in full-immersion classes at the onsite waterfall and stream. Bask in the serenity of the trickling waters abundant in trout at Bishop’s Lodge, or embark on half- or full-day wade trips in the area.
Hike extensive trail systems right on property, with gorgeous fall foliage as your backdrop. Complimentary hiking poles, trail maps, binoculars and birding books add to the experience, whether you wish to explore on your own or embark on a privately guided or group exploration.