Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.6-million-acre Santa Fe National Forest. Here you can find the headwaters of Pecos, Jemez, and Gallinas Rivers; mountain streams; lakes; and trout fishing. Travel into the Pecos, San Pedro Parks, Chama, and Dome Wildernesses via pack trips, saddle, or on any of the 1,000 miles of hiking trails. Try whitewater rafting on the Rio Chama or Rio Grande. Consider turkey, elk, deer, and bear hunting, or visit one of the many nearby Indian pueblos or Spanish missions. Golden aspen grace the high country from September to October and snow blankets the Santa Fe Ski Basin in winter.