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Nature Hikes at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve

September 04, 2014 - October 07, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Santa Fe Canyon Preserve
Santa Fe, New Mexico


Join The Nature Conservancy at our popular Santa Fe Canyon Preserve for free, guided nature hikes on September 4 and October 7!

You'll discover the preserve's colorful history and rich natural diversity—and get a chance to spot wild residents including beaver, birds, deer and bears. Plus, you'll learn all about the Conservancy's northern leopard frog project, an effort to establish a native population on the preserve.

PNM Resources Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Conservancy to expand this program, along with funding for new interpretive signs to provide preserve visitors with information on the project.

  • Limited to 15 participants
  • Reservations required
  • Contact Jacquelyn Hall at or (505) 946-2021 to reserve your spot today!

Hikes will start promptly and will meet at the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve sign/gate within the parking lot for the preserve.

Hikers should bring water, hats, dress in layers, and wear water-proof hiking boots if they have them.

Santa Fe Canyon Preserve

Located only a few miles from Santa Fe's bustling historic Plaza, this 525 acres of open space offers a thriving bosque of cottonwood and willow trees, a pond, the ruins of an historic Victorian-era dam, hiking trails, more than 140 species of birds, and the original route of the Santa Fe River. One of the last unspoiled riparian areas along the river, the preserve is nestled in the foothills adjacent to the Santa Fe National Forest. Once here you can see red-wing blackbirds, a beaver lodge, colorful wildflowers and remnants of the city's historic past.

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