What Time Is It In Santa Fe?

What is the current time in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The current time in Santa Fe, New Mexico is

10:31 PM

The date is May 27, 2024

Quick facts

  • Santa Fe is 7:00 behind GMT right now
  • Santa Fe's time zone is Mountain Time

What Time Zone is Santa Fe, New Mexico In?

Santa Fe is in Mountain Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to MT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: MST and MDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In MT, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 1:31 AM 12:31 AM 10:31 PM 10:31 PM
24-hour time 01:31 00:31 22:31 22:31
Military time 0131 0031 2231 2231

From the Santa Fe Indian Market in the spring to the Canyon Road Farolito Walk in the winter, there is always somehwere to go in Santa Fe. Compared to other cities in New Mexico, Santa Fe stands out with its rich cultural traditions and events, and conveniently located near many historical monuments and tourist traps, such as the Taos Pueblo and the Bandelier National Monument, both within a two-hour drive. Traveling to suburbs such as Eldorado, La Cienega, and Tesuque takes around 20-30 minutes by car.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and sunny with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Santa Fe Farmers Market, Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe Renaissance Fair
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and dry with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe Wine Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Cool and crisp with occasional rain and snow showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival, Santa Fe Balloon Fiesta, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-50°F
  • Climate: Cold and snowy with occasional sunny days
  • Unique traditions and events: Las Posadas, Canyon Road Farolito Walk, Santa Fe Indian Market Winter Showcase
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Santa Fe is a city located in the northern part of New Mexico, in the Mountain Time Zone. It is 7 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7). The nearest timezone border is approximately 60 miles away, and it is in the Pacific Time Zone. The respective travel time to the nearest states is approximately 1 hour to Colorado and 2 hours to Arizona and Texas. The neighboring cities are Albuquerque, Las Vegas, and Taos. It would take approximately 40 hours to drive from Santa Fe to New York City, which is on the opposite coast of the United States. Learn more about traveling to Santa Fe and explore its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.

City Distance (mi) Time to Drive (hrs) Timezone Change (hrs)
Yosemite National Park 1,018 20.36 -1
White House in Washington D.C. 1,800 36 -2
Denali National Park 3,200 64 -3
Las Vegas Strip 570 11.4 -1
Citizens Bank Park 1,800 36 -2
Niagara Falls 1,900 38 -2
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,100 22 -1
Yellowstone 1,000 20 -1
Manhattan 1,800 36 -2
Grand Canyon 400 8 -1

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in Santa Fe change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 8:16 PM 20:16 2016
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 8:16 PM 20:16 2016
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 8:16 PM 20:16 2016
Chicago Illinois Central Time 7:16 PM 19:16 1916
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 5:16 PM 17:16 1716
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 5:16 PM 17:16 1716

Fast Facts About Santa Fe

What time zone is Santa Fe in?

Santa Fe is in the Mountain Time time zone

What is Santa Fe time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Santa Fe is offset by -7:00.