Canyon Road Cultural Walk, Santa Fe, Santa Fe (Self Guided)

Canyon Road, Santa Fe’s richest historical street, houses exclusive galleries, museums and specialty shops. Take a walk in this area to discover Native American and modern art, historical architecture, sculpture and gorgeous gardens.
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Canyon Road Cultural Walk, Santa Fe Map

Guide Name: Canyon Road Cultural Walk, Santa Fe
Guide Location: USA » Santa Fe (See other walking tours in Santa Fe)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Author: sabrina
Gerald Peters Gallery

1) Gerald Peters Gallery

Founded in 1972, Gerald Peters Gallery includes a large exhibition area, a beautiful sculpture garden, a store and a library. Inside this huge Spanish Pueblo building, is a large collection of western art, works of American modernists, paintings by the Taos Society of Artists, contemporary photography, modern sculpture and other art from the 19th century to the present.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wiford Gallery

2) Wiford Gallery

Wiford Gallery, the perfect place for fine art lovers, is surrounded by a large garden containing several bronze and wooden sculptures. Visit this gallery to see the elegant Wind Sculptures Forest by Lyman Whitaker.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Tom Ross Gallery

3) Tom Ross Gallery

This gallery is owned by children’s book illustrator Tom Ross. Most of the collection consists of contemporary art, including paintings and sculpture. The gallery showcases the works of painters and sculptors from Santa Fe and New Mexico.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Morning Star Gallery

4) Morning Star Gallery (must see)

Morning Star Gallery is located in a stunning historical house. Like many other galleries in this area, it houses a collection of antique Native American art, including jewelry, textiles, pottery, baskets and paintings.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
El Zaguan

5) El Zaguan

El Zaguan houses a small exhibition room, the office of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation and private apartments. This Spanish Pueblo building, once the home of merchant James L. Johnson, has been described as “one of the finest villas on the edge of the city.”
Sculpture 619

6) Sculpture 619

This amazing sculpture garden was opened in 2003 by sculptor Gino Miles. Sculpture 619 gallery is located in the heart of Santa Fe’s art district on Canyon Road. It exhibits a large collection of bronze sculptures of objects found in nature.
Bill Hester Fine Art

7) Bill Hester Fine Art (must see)

Bill Hester Fine Art features a large collection of exclusive paintings and stunning sculptures, including the works of Siri Hollander, Bert Beirne, Juan Machicado, David Borenstein, Claire Hardy and many others.
Waxlander Gallery & Sculpture Garden

8) Waxlander Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Waxlander Gallery & Sculpture Garden, located in a beautiful adobe style building, features a unique collection of contemporary art. There is also a lovely garden with stunning bronze sculptures.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Walking Tours in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Create Your Own Walk in Santa Fe

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Religious Walking Tour in Santa Fe

Religious Walking Tour in Santa Fe

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Museums of Santa Fe Walking Tour

Museums of Santa Fe Walking Tour

Museum Hill, on the southeast side of the city, contains several museums devoted to Native American and international folk art. Take this self-guided tour to discover the culture and traditions of Native Americans.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Santa Fe Nightlife Walking Tour

Santa Fe Nightlife Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Shopping in Santa Fe

Shopping in Santa Fe

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Santa Fe Art Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

Santa Fe Art Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Santa Fe for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Santa Fe has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Santa Fe, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.