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, as well as funding from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation, the Lineberry Foundation and the Frost Foundation the Santa Fe Conservation Trust has led field trips that have reached over 1,500 participants, including school kids from Santa Fe’s south side schools. 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.

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 4th and 5th Graders from El Camino Real Academy to the north section of Dale Ball Trails.  With these trips we have surpassed the mark of 2,000 kids visiting city trails with us...

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...

¡Vámonos! Santa Fe Walks in Full Swing

¡Vámonos! Santa Fe Walks in Full Swing

In the first two months of action, ¡Vámonos! Santa Fe Walks has mobilized hundreds of Santa Feans on our urban trails and parks.  Maybe we will be in the thousands by the time we complete all 42 walks from May through October! The kick-off in May - a "Walk with a Doc"...

Trail Work in June 2018

Trail Work in June 2018

The Trails Program Manager met up with five volunteers at La Tierra Trails the morning of June 13, including three members of the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe and two new recruits.  We removed loose rocks from the tread and improved storm drainage south and east of...

June 1, 2018 Santa Fe Trail Closures

June 1, 2018 Santa Fe Trail Closures

On June 1, 2018, Santa Fe National Forest closed public access due to fire restrictions. Santa Fe County also announced closure of its adjoining open space within Dale Ball Trails (Picacho Peak area) as well as La Piedra and Little Tesuque Open Space. The rest of...

Upcoming Events

Oct
23
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta
Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
A free urban walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community. The Santa Fe Walking Collaborative, convened by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, wants to help you to walk more!  We’ve put together[...]
Nov
6
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5:30 pm Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Southwest Care Center Walk with a Doc @ Santa Fe River Trail | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
A free urban walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community. The Santa Fe Walking Collaborative, convened by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, wants to help you to walk more!  We’ve put together[...]

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