Events Calendar

May
25
Wed
Vámonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

5/25 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Railyard Park.
6/22 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Ashbaugh Park
7/20 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Railyard Park.
8/17 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Ashbaugh Park
9/21 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Railyard Park.
10/19 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Ashbaugh Park

Meet at Larragoite Park off Avenida Cristobal Colon.
All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but if you would like to be notified of upcoming walks, TEXT SFWALKS TO 833-243-6033 For Walk Reminders.
VÁMONOS-SANTA FE WALKS, a free, walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community.

May
27
Fri
Vámonos – Walk with our Elders @ MEG Senior Center
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Take a Walk with our Elders
Meet at the MED Senior Center for a walk through the Bicentennial/Alto Park (1121 Alto St.)
All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but if you would like to be notified of upcoming walks, TEXT SFWALKS TO 833-243-6033 For Walk Reminders.
VÁMONOS-SANTA FE WALKS, a free, walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community.

Jun
4
Sat
Vámonos – Take a Kid Hiking Day @ La Tierra Trails Frijoles Trailhead
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join SFCT on National’s Trail Day for Take a Kid Hiking Day! Meet at the Frijoles Trailhead for a hike in the La Tierra Trail system (657-725 Camino de los Montoyas)
All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but if you would like to be notified of upcoming walks, TEXT SFWALKS TO 833-243-6033 For Walk Reminders.
VÁMONOS-SANTA FE WALKS, a free, walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community.

Jun
7
Tue
Vámonos – Take a Walk on the Southside @ Southside Library
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Take a Walk on the Southside
Meet at the Southside Library (6599 Jaguar Dr.) and talk a walk on the Arroyo Chamiso Trail.
All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but if you would like to be notified of upcoming walks, TEXT SFWALKS TO 833-243-6033 For Walk Reminders.
VÁMONOS-SANTA FE WALKS, a free, walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community.
Jun
16
Thu
Vámonos – Find a New Path
Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Vámonos – Find a New Path

5/19 – Rail Trail @ Zia Rd Trailhead to Siringo Rd and back
6/16 – Arroyo Chamiso Trail @Villa Linda Park to GCCC Rec Center and back
7/14 – Las Estrellas Trails @Dirt lot next to Thornburg Investment entrance, 2300N. Ridgetop Rd.
8/11 – River Trail @ Romero Park Trailhead (Caja del Oro Rd.) to ReUnity Resources Community Farm
9/15 – River Trail @ El Camino Real Trailhead (3607 Constellation Dr.)
10/13 Spur Trail @ (Richards Rd/Avenida del Sur) to SFCC loop trail

All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but if you would like to be notified of upcoming walks, TEXT SFWALKS TO 833-243-6033 For Walk Reminders.
VÁMONOS-SANTA FE WALKS, a free, walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community.

Jun
22
Wed
Vámonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

5/25 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Railyard Park.
6/22 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Ashbaugh Park
7/20 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Railyard Park.
8/17 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Ashbaugh Park
9/21 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Railyard Park.
10/19 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Ashbaugh Park

Meet at Larragoite Park off Avenida Cristobal Colon.
All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but if you would like to be notified of upcoming walks, TEXT SFWALKS TO 833-243-6033 For Walk Reminders.
VÁMONOS-SANTA FE WALKS, a free, walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community.

Jun
24
Fri
Vámonos – Walk with our Elders @ MEG Senior Center
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Take a Walk with our Elders
Meet at the MED Senior Center for a walk through the Bicentennial/Alto Park (1121 Alto St.)
All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but if you would like to be notified of upcoming walks, TEXT SFWALKS TO 833-243-6033 For Walk Reminders.
VÁMONOS-SANTA FE WALKS, a free, walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community.

Jun
25
Sat
Tecolote Ranch Insider Tour – Postponed @ Tecolote Ranch
Jun 25 @ 8:45 am – 5:00 pm

Santa Fe Conservation Trust


2022 INSIDER TOURS


Ruins · Artifacts · Views · Historical Sites

Rare opportunities to explore archaeological sites on private land
with archaeologist, Steve Post (see bio below).
R.S.V.P. by phone (505) 989-7019 or email

Tecolote Ranch

Saturday, June 25, 2022 • 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Due to the current forest fire, this tour is postponed until further notice.
Full-day tour near Las Vegas, NM
$250 per person, includes transportation & lunch,
registration opens May 16

Explore this 9,150-acre ranch where human history has left a unique set of footprints, with foreman Rowdy Robinson, archaeologist Steve Post and author James Blackshear.  Santa Fe Trail wagon wheel tracks and a wagon stop are still visible amid old rock ruins of 19th century settlements. Artifacts from ancient hunter-gatherers, Puebloan ancestors, and Plains Indians are still being found. Tecolote Peak, a prominent landmark on the ranch, was an essential guidepost for settlers and bandits alike when they marched the Santa Fe Trail during 19th century.

$250 includes transportation, tour, and lunch


ABOUT THE GUIDES

Steve Post

Steve has worked as an archaeologist for 44 years in New Mexico, formerly Deputy Director of the Museum of New Mexico, Office of Archaeological Studies. His research spans 10,000 years of New Mexico’s past with a special interest in the archaeology of the Northern Rio Grande region for the last 28 years. Most recently his studies have focused on 7,000 years of Archaic hunter-gatherer lifeways and the introduction of farming and Ancestral Puebloan culture into the Northern Rio Grande.

James Blackshear

James Blackshear has written three books on the Southwest, one about land grant history in New Mexico entitled Honor and Defiance: A History of the Las Vegas Land Grant in New Mexico, the second a social history of life on frontier forts, as well as an investigation of the Hispanic traders known as Comancheros, and his new book, Confederates and Comancheros, cowritten with Glen Sample Ely. Blackshear has published articles about similar subjects in both the New Mexico Historical Review and the Military History of the West, and occasionally reviews books for scholastic journals. He is also published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series. He teaches U.S. History at the UNT Dallas Campus, and Texas History at the Plano Campus of Collin College in North Texas. His current research includes the Comanchero trade, Comanchero trails, and the links between New Mexican mountain people and Plains Indians. He and his wife purchased land in Pendaries north of Las Vegas, NM in 1999, and built a cabin, where they spend a couple of months each summer.

Rowdy Robinson

Tecolote Ranch Foreman and Master Storyteller.

Rowdy Robinson is a native of Cajun Country in Louisiana. He worked for a short time in construction and oil fields. He went on to work in the power industry where he met his wife of 23 years, Ruby. He’s also a talented welder. He became Ranch Manager of Tecolote Ranch, following in the footsteps of his father in law, Bud who was ranch manager for over 60 years. While he can’t sing and dance, he is a heck of a rider and roper.

 

 


R.S.V.P. by phone (505) 989-7019 or email
Jul
5
Tue
Vámonos – Take a Walk on the Southside @ Southside Library
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Take a Walk on the Southside
Meet at the Southside Library (6599 Jaguar Dr.) and talk a walk on the Arroyo Chamiso Trail.
All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but if you would like to be notified of upcoming walks, TEXT SFWALKS TO 833-243-6033 For Walk Reminders.
VÁMONOS-SANTA FE WALKS, a free, walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community.
Jul
14
Thu
Vámonos – Find a New Path
Jul 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Vámonos – Find a New Path

5/19 – Rail Trail @ Zia Rd Trailhead to Siringo Rd and back
6/16 – Arroyo Chamiso Trail @Villa Linda Park to GCCC Rec Center and back
7/14 – Las Estrellas Trails @Dirt lot next to Thornburg Investment entrance, 2300N. Ridgetop Rd.
8/11 – River Trail @ Romero Park Trailhead (Caja del Oro Rd.) to ReUnity Resources Community Farm
9/15 – River Trail @ El Camino Real Trailhead (3607 Constellation Dr.)
10/13 Spur Trail @ (Richards Rd/Avenida del Sur) to SFCC loop trail

All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but if you would like to be notified of upcoming walks, TEXT SFWALKS TO 833-243-6033 For Walk Reminders.
VÁMONOS-SANTA FE WALKS, a free, walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community.