The Best Day Trips To & From Santa Fe NM 

Taking time to enjoy scenic surroundings and access to fun is easy for travelers who make their way to Santa Fe. This beautiful destination is rich in history and natural beauty and offers up seamless access to day trip opportunities as well. The following are a few of the best day trips to and from Santa Fe that you won’t want to miss out on.  

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Enjoy The Turquoise Trail in Albuquerque 

Travelers looking for day trips from Albuquerque to Santa Fe to enjoy during their getaway will want to set their sights on the Turquoise Trail. Officially recognized as The National Scenic Byway, the Turquoise Trail is an interstate alternative that runs seamlessly between these two exciting destinations. It offers up stunning views for adventurers, complete with rolling landscapes and the Sandia Mountains in the distance. Red earth sprawls out on all sides of the Turquoise Trail, allowing travelers to feel they’ve traveled worlds away while en route to Santa Fe from Albuquerque. 

Visit White Sands National Monument

Situated just 241 miles south of Santa Fe, day-trippers can access a place that easily reminds them of the Caribbean in the heart of New Mexico. White Sands National Monument is a one-of-a-kind destination to seek out when your idyllic day trip includes a captivating collection of gypsum sand dunes! It’s a rather other-worldly experience to witness as these dunes in tandem tend to look just like snow. A visit to the White Sands National Monument is a chance to hike dune trails if you’re up for it or even rent a sled and race down the sands with your fellow travelers. Either way, it’s a day trip experience you’re sure not to forget. 

Check Out the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

If you happen to be a Santa Fe traveler without a fear of heights who is looking for an amazing day trip experience, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is a must. This incredible testament to architecture is suspended nearly 600 feet over the Rio Grande. It provides an amazing photo opportunity and unsurpassed views over Wheeler Park. It’s an incredibly scenic New Mexico stop that’s definitely worth your while to visit when you’re craving a captivating vista. 

Journey the High Road to Taos

Those looking to enjoy a Taos day trip from Santa Fe will find the High Road to Taos is the way to go! Taos is a charming, traditional destination to explore, but the road that leads this way makes the journey just as enjoyable. The entirety of the High Road to Taos is made up of a combination of highways and backroads that wind through stunning New Mexico topography. Along the way, travelers can enjoy sights of everything from mountains covered in pines to high-desert badland terrain. There are plenty of points of interest to stop at along the way as well, including the Spanish pueblo of Chimayo, scenic Cordova, and the town of Truchas alike.  

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