Ski Santa Fe is a ski resort at an elevation of 3.167m (10,390ft) above the sea level, located in Santa Fe County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of New Mexico.
Nestled high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, within the Santa Fe National Forest, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called New Mexico State Highway 475 (Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway). There are many great stops on the way. In addition to great views there are also a number of campgrounds and picnic areas along the way.
The drive is very scenic. Starting from Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, the road is 25.91km (16.1 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1059 meters. The average gradient is 4.08%. The ski station is among the highest ski areas in the continental United States. This road takes you from the center of Santa Fe, up into the mountains, all the way to the ski area. This drive is most scenic in the autumn when the aspen colors are in full effect.
Road suggested by: Scott Hebner