United States New Mexico Los Alamos

Santa Fe National Forest

A picturesque forest area near a New Mexican city known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities.

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This southern New Mexico forest is a patchwork of lush natural landscapes transforming from green to gold as summer halts to an end. Great for outdoorsy people, photographers, and families alike, the sprawling forest begins changing colors in mid-September and slowly reinvites itself as a scenic fall destination.

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Santa Fe National Forest Lists

  • September Fall Foliage Destinations Around The USA

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Early fall is settling in across the US, with cooler temperatures and hotter drinks, fewer crowds, and dreamy warm hues painting the natural landscape. Fall might just be our favorite season, with spicey pumpkin-flavored snacks, cozy layers, and a new way of embracing nature. These are some of our favorite spots to welcome the new season, explore transforming landscapes, and take some autumny-vibes pictures for the gram. From gorgeous forests to iconic national parks, let’s explore this crispy-leaved, auburn-colored season.
  • two months in new mexico

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    I'm headed to New Mexico in December and am planning a totally solo, COVID-safe getaway with my pup Fiona. We snagged a casita between Santa Fe & Taos and plan to hit all the best hikes within reach. Food stops are for take-out only, national parks will be visited on off-days, and museums will have to be saved for the next trip (RIP Meow Wolf).