PASSPORT TO TRAILS

Creating the next generation of conservationists

SFCT has had a hand in helping to create most of our area trails, including the Dale Ball and Atalaya Trails, Santa Fe Rail Trail, Spur Trail, La Tierra Trails, La Piedra Trails and, along with the Commonweal Conservancy, the Galisteo Basin Preserve Trails. But how do we ensure that people from our City know about them and use them? Part of our answer is the “Passport to Trails” program. It includes a nifty-looking passport that gives kids information about four trail systems to hike, along with a list of other local trails they can conquer. When they complete a trail, they get a sticker, and when they get all four stickers, they receive a free hydration pack!

Thanks to your support, funding from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation, the Lineberry Foundation and the Frost Foundation, and additional support from Santa Fe Partners in Education, the Santa Fe Conservation Trust has led field trips that have reached over 2,000 participants, from fourth- and fifth-graders from Santa Fe’s south-side schools to high-schoolers learning how to work on public trails. Our work with kids helps us create the next generation of conservationists. If people don’t grow up caring about the land, they will not fight to protect it.

Resources:

Print-your-own Passport booklet (print 8.5 x 11 double-sided and fold twice)

Liability Waiver Form:  English – Spanish

City Trail Work in La Tierra Trails, April 2019

City Trail Work in La Tierra Trails, April 2019

Five volunteers from the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe met with the Trails Program Manager for the first regular city trail work day of the season on April 3, 2019.  Taking advantage of supplies of rock left over from work with The Masters Program on the "Wide Trail" in...

“Vámonos: Santa Fe Walks” wraps up first season

“Vámonos: Santa Fe Walks” wraps up first season

Vámonos: Santa Fe Walks completed its inaugural year of community walks on accessible urban trails in October.  The walking collaborative began activities in May and built momentum over the Summer and into the Fall, finishing with a total of over 300 participants in...

Trail Work in November 2018

Trail Work in November 2018

Trail volunteers returned to Dale Ball Trails on Nov. 7 to continue up the hill above Junction 11.  We finally have got a handle on this stretch of gullied trail after three work days focusing on de-berming and building grade reversals since August.  This time, we...

Field Trips to Dale Ball Trails, October 2018

Field Trips to Dale Ball Trails, October 2018

In October we continued activities under the "Passport to Trails" program by bringing seven classes of 4th and 5th Graders from south-side schools to the north section of Dale Ball Trails.  With the arrival of Mr. Barbero's Fifth-Graders from El Camino Real Academy on...

Trail Work in October 2018

Trail Work in October 2018

In October we resumed maintenance work on Dale Ball Trails, continuing to address areas that had been eroded in Summer monsoons and safeguarding the trails from the next "thousand-year storm" or less.  We continue to rely on volunteers of the Trails Alliance of Santa...

Rail History Cruises, September 2018

Rail History Cruises, September 2018

        In conjunction with the inaugural "New Mexico Railroad History Celebration," SFCT's Trails Program Manager organized four mini-cruises and two "Explore More" cruises by bicycle of active and historic rail alignments around Santa Fe.  For...

Trail Work in September 2018

Trail Work in September 2018

Trail work in September included two work days to address erosion issues in the Central Part of Dale Ball Trails north of Cero Gordo Trailhead, one with The Master Program students around the La Cuchara and Frijoles Trailheads in La Tierra Trails, and two on the...

Upcoming Events

Apr
24
Wed
9:00 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, La Cuchara Trailhead
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, La Cuchara Trailhead
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, La Cuchara Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help SFCT trail volunteers to maintain public trails in the City La Tierra Trails area.  Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks, and water.  I’ll bring the tools! To sign up, contact Tim[...]
Apr
27
Sat
10:00 am Happy Earth Day / Acequia and Ri... @ Railyard Park Community Room
Happy Earth Day / Acequia and Ri... @ Railyard Park Community Room
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Earth Day / Acequia and River Cruise @ Railyard Park Community Room | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Join this mellow community bicycle ride visiting trails, parks, and mellow streets down the Acequia Madre and up the Santa Fe River.  The ride will begin and end at the Railyard Park, with a half-way[...]
12:00 pm Earth Day Celebration @ Railyard Park
Earth Day Celebration @ Railyard Park
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration @ Railyard Park
Enjoy a day in the sun at The Railyard Park, Santa Fe’s award-winning green space, to celebrate the Earth and local biodiversity in honor of 2019’s national Earth Day theme: Protect our Species! This free Earth Day[...]
May
1
Wed
9:00 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help SFCT trail volunteers to maintain public trails in the City La Tierra Trails area.  Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks, and water.  I’ll bring the tools! To sign up, contact Tim[...]
May
11
Sat
10:00 am Vamanos Hikes
Vamanos Hikes
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Vamanos Hikes
2nd Saturdays of the month 10 AM – 11 AM (Except in September when it’s on the 28th ) May 11th  “Find a View” Meet at Upper Canyon Road and Cerro Gordo Road  and walk[...]

2017 Annual Report