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.

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...

National Trails Day and Camino Real Trail Opening, June 2

National Trails Day and Camino Real Trail Opening, June 2

The Santa Fe Conservation Trust joined Santa Fe County, federal partners, and the trail-loving public at Dead Dog Well Trailhead to celebrating National Trails Day and the opening of the new Camino Real Trail on Sat., June 2, 2018.  Parts of the new trail, which spans...

Bike-to-School Day, May 9, 2018

Bike-to-School Day, May 9, 2018

Santa Fe-area schools that celebrated "National Bike to School Day" on May 9 included Carlos Gilbert Elementary School, Nina Otero Community School, San Ildefonso Day School, and Santa Fe Community College.  Unlike last year's event, there was no centralized gathering...

South Side Community Cruise with TMP Cyclists

South Side Community Cruise with TMP Cyclists

SFCT's Trails Program Manager met up with high school faculty and students of "The Masters Program" on Friday, May 4, to help celebrate a new "rain garden" at the "Camino Real Trailhead" for the South Side's section of the River Trail. The celebration was a great...

Bike Week Events in May 2018

Bike Week Events in May 2018

Santa Fe's Bike Week started with a "Magical History Cruise" on Saturday, May 12, led by SFCT's Trails Program Manager.  Other activities supported and attended by SFCT included the "Railyard Loop" Bike Fiesta on Friday, May 18, the MTB Poker Ride featuring the new...

City Trail Work in La Tierra Trails, April 2018

City Trail Work in La Tierra Trails, April 2018

The Trails Program Manager arranged for five trail work days in La Tierra Trails in April, including several visits by members of the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe to address erosion issues west of Junctions 9, 10, and 11, a work day between Junctions 20 and 22...

Upcoming Events

Jun
19
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Community Health Worker @ Plaza Contenta
Walk with a Community Health Worker @ Plaza Contenta
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Walk with a Community Health Worker @ 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[...]
Jun
20
Wed
9:00 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ To be determined
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ To be determined
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ To be determined | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help City trail volunteers to maintain public trails in the La Tierra Trails area.  Stay tuned for details on where we will meet this time. Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks,[...]
Jun
21
Thu
5:15 pm Christus St. Vincent Walk with a...
Christus St. Vincent Walk with a...
Jun 21 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Christus St. Vincent Walk with a Doc
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[...]
Jun
26
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta
Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jul
3
Tue
5:30 pm Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Jul 3 @ 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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