SFCT Trail Events in 2017

Links below describe how each event in 2017 went.  For information on upcoming trail events, see SFCT’s Events page or take a look at the TAOSF calendar.

Missouri U. Students work on La Tierra Trails

Members of the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society hosted ten students from University of Missouri to work on La Tierra Trails on Tues., Mar. 26.  The students were visiting for a week to focus on needs on the Chamisa Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest but stayed in the low...

Bicycle Tour for International Making Cities Livable Conference, Oct. 2

At the request of the Chair of the Bicycle and Trails Advisory Committee, the Trail Program Manager took nine participants in the International "Making Cities Livable" Conference on a tour of bicycle facilities in Santa Fe on Oct. 2.  Participants hailed from far and...

Field Trips to La Tierra Trails in October

Thanks to support from Partners in Education to cover transportation costs, we are bringing hundreds more schoolchildren to city trails this October!   This season, 4th and 5th Graders from El Camino Real Academy and Nina Otero Community School are visiting La Tierra...

Putting up Wayfinding Signage on Talaya Hill with County Volunteers

In Fall of 2017, we are working with County Volunteer Coordinator Carol Branch to put up wayfinding signage on the County sections of the Dale Ball and Connecting Trails, including Talaya Hill (Dale Ball Trails - South), La Piedra Trail, and Little Tesuque Trail. We...

Demonstration Work Day and Hike with International Visitors

On Aug, 29 the Executive Director and Trails Program Manager, along with Railyard Conservancy director Christy Downs, met at the Railyard Community Room with conservation and parks professionals from five nations who were brought to Santa Fe by the Council for...

Seed Ball Throw, Native Plant Day, Aug. 19, 2017

On the morning of Aug. 19, SFCT celebrated "Native Plant Day" with the Native Plant Society of New Mexico and the City of Santa Fe by orchestrating a community bicycle ride and walk to distribute over 2,000 native plant "seed balls" on city trails and open space.  The...

Arbolitos Trail

The Arbolitos Trail is a GUSTO demonstration project along the top of a branch of the Arroyo de los Frijoles, northeast of La Tierra Trails. The route of the trail was originally flagged by Henry Lanman and Tim Rogers in April and was soon added to commitments for the...

La Tierra Trails / Dog Park Connector, July – September 2017

The "Dog Park Connector" is a GUSTO demonstration project to help create a long-awaited connection through city open space out to La Tierra Trails via the "Montoyas Trail" and underpass under the Relief Route. The GUSTO demonstration comprises the northern six-tenths...

Cerro Gordo Trailhead Connection, Dale Ball Trails, July 20

On July 20, a handful of dedicated city trail volunteers met to take care of some last needs for pruning, wayfinding signage, and tread work around the old Sand Filter Plant site. The area had recently been re-contoured and mulched by Youthworks volunteers on behalf...

Signage and Other Trail Work in Dale Ball South, June 2017

On the morning of June 23, the Trails Program Manager met with a seven-member team of County staff and volunteers at Junction 39 in Dale Ball Trails.  Under the leadership of Carol Branch, County Volunteer Coordinator, this group was combining a hiking outing with a...