The Santa Fe National Forest is a protected national forest in northern New Mexico. It was established in 1915 and covers 1,567,181 acres (6342 km²). Elevations range from 5,300 feet (1600 m) to 13,103 feet (4000 m) at the summit of Truchas Peak, located within the Pecos Wilderness. The Jemez, Coyote, and Cuba districts are located in the Jemez Mountains; the Pecos/Las Vegas district is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; and the Española district is located in both mountain ranges. In descending order of land area the forest lies in parts of Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Mora, and Los Alamos counties. Forest headquarters are located in the city of Santa Fe.
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If you've never experienced the enchantment of New Mexico, you are in for a real treat. Our ranch is only 2.5 hours north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe is a fascinating town with its' unique blend of historic southwestern culture, architecture, cusine, world-renowned art galleries and shopping. While in Santa Fe you can experience the Santa Fe National Forest which holds its' own unique attributes!
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
112 miles approximately a 2 hour drive from Creek Ranch. This national forest cover more than 1.5 million acres and is home to hundreds of different animals, plants, rivers, mountains and lakes. This is a beautiful place to get out and explore, and with it being so close to Creek Ranch it is a great day trip!