Top 10 Santa Fe Traveler
Top 10 Tours & Rentals in Santa Fe
10. Pinzgauer Tours
Kicking off our Top 10 Santa Fe tours is an Austrian horse, the Pinzgauer! Just kidding—it’s actually one of the sweetest and fastest all-terrain vehicles of all time, named due to its stellar horsepower (probably). Zoom across the rugged landscape of New Mexico and feel the dust on your face (but probably keep your mouth closed, because bugs). Choose speed or leisure and book your tour online. Most tours run three hours.
9. Biking Tours
This isn’t your typical Top 10 Santa Fe bike tour, travelers. You’ve probably been on tours where you have to follow a guide and you don’t have any say in where you go (where’s the fun in that, it’s your vacation)! Santa Fe Biking Tours puts you in the driver's seat—literally. Choose your own itinerary based on your interests. Want to only ride by restaurants? That’s cool! Want to pedal past museums? You got it! Open 24 hours daily, tours bookable online.
8. Santa Fe Pedicabs
If you prefer to see the sights with the wind in your hair, but you also don’t feel like doing any work, Santa Fe Pedicabs is the ride for you. Glide through the streets of Santa Fe while being pulled by a strong, knowledgeable, and often sarcastic tour guide. Experience the city from the streets, but don’t worry about burning any cals—the locals have you covered. Walking at 7,000ft elevation can be tiring -- rest your feet! Open Mon – Sat 9 AM – 10 PM and Sun 10 AM – 10 PM.
7. Santa Fe Trails
This may not be the most exhilarating service on our Top Ten Santa Fe transportation, but it sure has wheels and takes you where you need to go—what else do you need? Bopping around the Santa Fe area and picking up locals and travelers alike, don’t worry about driving or walking in the heat, just enjoy the ride. Passes can be purchased for multiple days, so make sure to grab the best deal! Buses run Mon – Fri 8 AM – 5 PM.
6. Polar Expedition
It’s time to bundle up travelers! This tour takes you on a winter-prepped Pinzgauer (that crazy all-terrain vehicle from our other Top Ten Santa Fe tours) and up the side of a mountain! That’s right—you traverse through the snow and up into the Jemez Mountains. Stop halfway up the more-than-4,000ft elevation climb for a picnic and a thrilling snowshoe hike with your fellow travelers. Prepare to get your Bigfoot on, and don’t forget those extra hand warmers! Tours bookable online.
5. Free Shuttle
Free! We repeat: free! This is an amazing service provided by the great people of Santa Fe hoping to help people move around their beautiful city. The Santa Fe Pickup Shuttle goes past all the major landmarks, museums, and shopping districts, and runs routes past all major hotels in the area—how convenient! Scoot around the city with ease, and save time for that extra glass of Southwestern wine. Shuttle runs Mon – Fri 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Sat 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, and Sun 10 AM – 5:30 PM.
4. Santa Fe Balloons
Up, up, and away! What better way to see the gorgeous, rugged landscape of New Mexico than from the soaring heights of a hot air balloon? Your world-renowned balloon pilot, Johnny, will guide you through the landscape and show you the breathtaking ravines of the South on this Top 10 Santa Fe tour. Come feel what it’s like to be a superhero without the responsibility. Plus, with hours like these, you’ll be flying high day or night. Reservations bookable online. Open daily 8 AM – 12 AM May - Oct.
The adventurer’s choice for our Top Ten Santa Fe tours requires a little bit more elbow grease than the other choices. Outpsire Hiking and Snowshoeing provides guided tours (of hiking or, you guessed it, snowshoeing) to those brave enough to go on an adventure. Explore the landscape and feel one with the Earth—there’s no way you won’t when the views are so fabulous. Let your guide show you the Land of Enchantment, we won’t give away the secrets. Open daily 7 AM – 7 PM.
2. Santa Fe Jeep Tours
A bit more thrilling for our more adrenaline-junkie travelers is Top 10 Santa Fe Jeep Tours, zooming through the Southwest at impressive speeds. These spectacular tour guides will pick you up right at your door and take you on a ride you will never forget. Talk about service—you don’t even have to GPS your way to the office! See the sights as a blur out your window and get a story worthy to tell the grandkids (but maybe leave out all the wine drinking between stops). Open daily 9 AM – 7 PM.
1. Kokopelli Rafting
A speedy and splashing contender for our Top Ten Santa Fe tours is Kokopelli Rafting, a local favorite for decades. Choose the level of difficulty you think you can handle without peeing your pants and then strap into a life jacket for the ride of your life. Fly down the Rio Grande and Rio Chama Rivers with the best crew around. And sure, everyone believes your pants are wet from the water. Open daily 8 AM – 6 PM.