Santa Fe Walking
The Loretto Line Tram Tours
211 Old Santa Fe Tr. at the Loretto Hotel
In business since 1990, this
tour company prides itself on hiring guides who know
their history and have a wonderfull
sense of humor. The walking tours involve more
history; the driving tours on the Loretto Line trolley
cover more sightseeing territory. The walking tour,
leaves daily March through November at 9:30 AM and
1:30 PM. From December through February, the company
offers only the morning tour. Fee is $10 per adult and
free for children younger than 16 with a parent.
The open-air trams leave at 10 AM, noon, 2 and 4
PM, with additional tours added during the summer
weeks. The one hour and 15-minute tour costs $9 for
adults and $4 for children 12 and younger and lasts
about 75 minutes. The trolleys normally run from April
through October depending on the weather. All tours
depart from the Loretto Hotel.
P.O. Box 961, Santa Fe 87504 820-6101,
Jeep tours focus on the natural
history, ecology and archaeology of the Santa Fe area.
Tour guides have advanced degrees in fields such as
botany, geology and archaeology. The tours are fully
insured. Regularly scheduled trips, such as into the Jιmez
Mountains, to Taos or into the national forest above
Santa Fe, are offered from March through October.
Prices begin at $55, and reservations are necessary. Outback
Tours will pick
you up at your hotel.
201 Galisteo St. 984-2559
A four-wheel-drive vehicles
will pick you up and take you outside the city to
explore petroglyphs, cliff dwellings, river valleys or
alpine country. The company offers hiking and biking
excursions and several other adventures for up to
seven guests. Water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen and even
a day pack to carry them in come with the tours. An
Adventure for the Physically Challenged, Guides design
the trips to suit all ages, and abilities of the
visitors. Half-day excursions begin at $65 per person;
full-day trips start at $125. Reservations at least
one day in advance.
P.O. Box 15744, Santa Fe 87506 474-8333
Established in 1985, Rojo tours
have developed a team of 25 mature, experienced,
personable and knowledgeable Guides. College educated
and long-time residents, our Guides are asked for by
name again and again. Rojo tours offers a variety of
customized tours and arranges packages for convention
and meeting planners. In addition to Santa Fe driving
and walking tours, they will take visitors to cave
dwellings and Indian pueblos. Rojo offers an O'Keeffe
country tour and a tour of fine-art studios and
sculpture gardens. They'll also drive you to Taos, to
Hispanic and Indian villages along the Rio Grande and
even to Chaco Canyon in a 12-hour extravaganza.
Balloon rides, whitewater rafting, backpacking
excursions and more are available. Prices range from
$50 to $350, depending on the trip. Please call to
find out where to join a specific tour.
Santa Fe Detours
54½ E. San Francisco St. 983-6565,
In town or out of town, by
foot, raft or railroad, Santa Fe Detours has served
visitors and residents for more than 15 years. This
locally owned and operated company handles the
bookings for the Roadrunner, the open-air
yellow trolley that cruises Santa Fe's historic
neighborhoods. This company will also arrange
horseback riding, private guides for hiking and
biking, Grayline bus tours and even help find tickets
to popular performances. Prices depend on the services
selected; they offer a comprehensive package that
includes a ride on the Roadrunner and a walking
tour for $17.
Santa Fe Soaring
535 Cordova Rd., No. 436 424-1928
Santa Fe Soaring presents
scenic glider rides over the city and above the
surrounding mountains on the STEMME S10 glider. A
pilot and a single passenger quietly fly on the
plane's 75-foot wing span. Flight time is about an
hour, and the cost is $125. Reservations are
recommended; usually flights can be planed the same
day and departing from the Santa Fe
Airport. Pictures are permitted.
Fe Southern Railway
410 S. Guadalupe St.
world-wide as simply "the Santa Fe," the
Railway came into its namesake city in 1880.