Welcome to Santa Fe New Mexico
At an elevation of 6800 feet above sea level, Santa Fe is located where the
high desert meets the Pinon's, Ponderosas and Aspen forests providing a
gorgeous setting for outdoor activities like hiking and skiing. Santa Fe
is famous as the cultural center of New Mexico, permeated by Native American
culture, with many of galleries, museums and live events.
Santa Fe is the site of both the oldest public building in America --
the Palace of the Governors -- and the nation's oldest community celebration
-- the Santa Fe Fiesta, established in 1712 to commemorate the Spanish
recon quest of New Mexico in the summer of 1692. Readers of Conde Nast
Traveler magazine have picked Santa Fe as the best travel destination
in the world.
Population / Elevation
55,900 people / 7,000 feet above sea level
Weather / Climate
Santa Fe's has warm days and cool evenings during spring, summer and fall,
and a jacket or sweater is advisable, even during the summer. Day temperatures
reach an average low of 40 degrees F. during the winter months, and an average
high of 91 degrees F. during the summer. Nights are cool year-round in this
high desert city. Santa Fe usually receives 6 to 8 snowfalls a year between
November and April. Heaviest rainfall occurs in July and August. Santa Fe
has 300+ days of sunshine a year an average relative humidity of 50%.