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

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

Mar
29
Fri
3:00 pm GUSTO Open House @ Railyard Park Community Room
GUSTO Open House @ Railyard Park Community Room
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
GUSTO Open House @ Railyard Park Community Room
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Mar
30
Sat
9:00 am GUSTO Open House and Trail Sampler @ Railyard Park Community Room
GUSTO Open House and Trail Sampler @ Railyard Park Community Room
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
GUSTO Open House and Trail Sampler @ Railyard Park Community Room
Open House presentation and discussion of GUSTO trail planning at the Railyard Park Community Room will be followed by a Trail Sampler, by Foot, Bike, or Horse – a “sampling” of GUSTO-built connections to La[...]
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[...]

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