El Rancho de las Golondrinas +

El Rancho de las Golondrinas + Hike
In Santa Fe Region

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map Hike Key: H10565
Last Updated: 06/29/2021 12:00am
Last Updated By: Marilyn Fixer
Hike Class: A (Easy)
Hike Distance: 2.6 mi
Minimum Elevation: 0 ft
Elevation Change: 0 ft
Total Uphill: 0 ft
Total Downhill: 0 ft
Avg. Grade: %
Route Type: Multiple Hikes
On Trail:
Paved or Gravel Roads:
GPS Advised:
Drive Distance Round Trip: 110 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 1:15
Hiking Seasons: Summer and Fall
New Mexico Game Unit: 6C
Hike Status: In Process


This is a one of a kind living museum where the past comes to life and weekend programs are fun for the whole family.


You can check to see what programs are available at: www.golondrinas.org or call (505) 471-2261

Trailhead Directions

Take I-25 north to exit 271 Entrado La Cienega and go NNW to Los Pinos Rd. (sfc 54), turn right and go to 334 Los Pinos for the parking area.

Actual Hike

El Rancho de las Golondrinas (The Ranch of the Swallows) is a 200 acre living historic museum that dates from the early 1700’s and was an important stopping place for goods and services for caravans along the famous Camino Real that ran from Mexico City to Santa Fe. Existing historic buildings were restored, period structures were erected and historic buildings were brought in from other sites around new Mexico. In addition to self guided tours, there are events offered every other weekend from May throught Sept. like: Spanish colonial Days, herb and fiber fest., wine fest., viva Mexico Fiesta, NM Food fest., Fiesta de los Ninos, Renaissance Fair, Harvest Festival and others. The charges vary by events, age etc. The volunteers are often dressed in period costumes and demonstrating different skills like blacksmithing, candle making, dyeing, cooking, weaving, wood working, tanning etc., etc..


You can add a couple of miles of hiking when going to Rancho De Las Golondrinas by going to the Santa Fe River Mesa hike #H10186 and hiking down to and back from the river.

You can get a map at the entrance and choose your own route.


PARK: N35 34.450, W106 06.745

Text Author: Frank Ernst
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Maintainer: Frank Ernst
Editor: Marilyn Warrant