The chair lift at the Santa Fe Ski basin is open to take you on a tour of fall mountain beauty. Every weekend from now until the end of September, the lift runs 10am – 3:30pm (last chair leaves at 3pm). And, it will run every day during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, October 5-13, 2013.
It is a brisk, 20 minute or so ride from the bottom of the ski basin to the mid-mountain point. You can purchase a round-trip ticket or just purchase a one way up and hike down. This time of year, the aspen are beginning to turn bright yellow, the wild flowers are spectacular, and the creeks are still flowing. I even saw wild strawberries along the hike down.
What a great way to welcome fall!