To uncover the offerings of northern New Mexico, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe has partnered with Adventure Partners to unveil a collection of signature excursions, created exclusively for guests of Four Seasons and offering a range of adventures and opportunities for immersion in the culture and history of the destination.
As part of the partnership, an exclusive Adventure Center will be established at the heart of the property, set for completion later this summer. Here, guests will be able to meet with guides and discover the ways to explore the “Land of Enchantment” using Four Seasons as base camp. Prior to the establishment of the center, guests can immediately book their adventures with the resort’s guest services staff and Adventure Partners guides, on site daily to assist with all needs.
On offer is the signature complimentary hike. Adventure Partners will lead a complimentary, daily guided hike – Camino Encantado – open to all guests. Hike participants gather in the lobby to walk a short distance to the 1.2-mile (2 kilometer) Camino Encantado, a historic ridge trail on the north side of the property. Guests will see the surrounding Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains, Valle Caldera, and along the way stop to learn more about the history, flora and fauna of Rancho Encantado. The departure time of the hike varies, depending on the season.
Camino Rancho Encantado is a two-hour, private guided excursion through the hill country surrounding Rancho Encantado. Guests meet at the front entrance and proceed along the resort’s ridge trail, where the history of Rancho Encantado is explored. Northern New Mexico landmarks to be seen include the Jemez Mountains, Valle Caldera, Sandia Peak and Pedernal.
There are also tours that can scheduled as a half-day excursion with additional hiking, biking and interpretive options. These include: Downhill Mountain Bike Tour, which starts at the base of Ski Santa Fe (10,350 feet/3,155 meters) and end at the doorstep of Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado (6,942 feet/2,116 meters); Rio En Medio Hiking Tour to the Waterfall, involving a classic Sangre de Christo walk (easy to moderate); and Tsankawi Archeological Site Tour, allowing the exploration of this treasure within Bandelier National Monument.
Other tours include: High Road Cultural Pilgrimage, taking tourists to the back roads of northern New Mexico; Sangre de Cristo High Mountain Ramble, driving from Rancho Encantado up the Pacheco Canyon Road to the base of Ski Santa Fe at 10,350 feet (3,155 kilometers); and Santa Fe – Maverick Artists Empowered by Tradition, a tour of Santa Fe.