Along with pumpkin spice, corn mazes, and green chile roasting, fall colors are among the most iconic of autumn celebrations. This fall, Sandoval County invites you to take in the stunning foliage, landscapes, and enchanted views of scenic outdoor excursions.
For the best experiences and the best family photos check out:
Fenton Lake State Park – Located in the beautiful Jemez Mountains, the Rio Cebolla provides incredible options for fishing and canoeing, while park-goers often stick around for camping, hiking and time on the playground. With mountain and lake backdrops, you’re sure to capture the best views when the leaves are changing colors in early to mid-fall.
San Pedro Parks Wilderness – With an elevation of 10,000 feet, the wilderness area boasts lush vegetation with spruce, conifer and aspen, as well as small streams and large herds of elk. Nine major trails and campsites make it a great destination for a day trip or a weekend stay with the family.
Valles Caldera – One of only six super volcanos in the world, Valles Caldera National Preserve is a stunning sight any time of the year—but especially in the fall. Explore the vast areas for hiking, biking, camping, stargazing, wildlife viewing, and fishing, and don’t forget your camera for these unforgettable fall sights.
Corrales Bosque Reserve – A scenic preserve with a cottonwood forest, the Corrales Bosque Reserve is a peaceful setting for a hike, photography, or simply getting back to nature. Trails offer options for travelers to explore via walking, hiking, horseback riding or biking.