The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 29 - June 2, 2024


To enhance your experience during this special week in Santa Fe, we've listed a variety of activities that can be enjoyed individually or as a family.

Close up of door and hanging plantW elcome to Santa Fe - "Land of Enchantment". Santa Fe is unlike any other destination and, in fact, is nicknamed “The City Different.” There is a colorful, international-style charm about Santa Fe that has attracted people for over 400 years. It is the oldest capital city in the United States and is unique in the blending of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures. The center of town is the Plaza, a tree-lined park surrounded by shops and historic churches, much like in traditional European cities.

SETTING/CLIMATE - Santa Fe is a place of enchanting beauty, set at 7,000 feet in the Rocky Mountain foothills. It has indescribable blue skies and boasts over 300 days of sunshine each year. As you experience its pure light and positive energy, you’ll understand why this city has attracted so many artists over the years. Daytime temperatures range from 70-80ºF.

ART/FOOD/CULTURE - Despite its small population of 80,000 residents, Santa Fe overflows with world-renowned cuisine, art, and culture. Stroll the adobe-lined streets, featuring over 250 art galleries, countless restaurants, and notable music, theater, and dance performances. Santa Fe is also a city of museums, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the International Folk Art Museum, and several others that focus on indigenous history and culture.

SHOPPING - Santa Fe is a well-known shopper’s paradise. Much of the merchandise is made locally, in Santa Fe and the Southwest, and includes art, specialty food products, clothing, jewelry, woven and leather goods, and pottery.

INDIAN PUEBLOS - Be sure to visit some of the nearby Indian Pueblos, which are among the oldest communities in America. Attend ceremonial dances, and experience the rich art and culture that has endured for several hundred years.

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Santa Fe is a natural base for excursions into northern New Mexico. The surrounding area is brimming with wilderness recreation and hundreds of sites from early American cultures — including Pecos National Historic Park, the Puye cliff dwellings, and Taos Pueblo.

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The nearby Rio Grande provides the opportunity to raft through one of the deepest canyons in the world. Choose from fun class II-III rapids or more exciting class IV rapids on the famous “Taos Box.”

New Mexico River Adventures offers half-day and full-day rafting trips as well as rock climbing excursions, paddle boarding, kayaking, fly fishing and more.

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Located on the edge of one of the largest inactive volcanoes in the world, Bandelier National Monument hosts Anasazi (early Pueblo Indian) ruins and cliff dwellings situated along deep canyons and cliffs.

For more information or to register please call

844-WILDCME (844-945-3263)