La Mariposa  LbNA # 1783 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateMay 16 2002
CountySanta Fe
LocationPojoaque Pueblo, NM
Found By (hidden)
Hike Distance?

NOTE: Missing 4/08

Every June the Butterfly Run is held here. This letterbox is hidden along the route of this annual event. Although this short walk is on tribal land I was assured that it was OK for non-tribal members to walk the route of the Run.

to the trailhead: Travel north from Santa Fe about 15 minutes on route 285. When you come to the Pueblo of Pojoaque exit the highway onto the eastern frontage road, Cities of Gold Road. Go past the casino and continue uphill following the signs approximately one mile to the Wellness Center at 101 Lightning Loop. Leave your car in this large parking lot.

to the letterbox: Walk uphill on the gravel road from the parking lot, keeping right at all forks. You will soon meet two rotund giants, guardians of the desert's most precious resource. Their landscaping is rather sparse, having but the remains of a tree in their front yard. From this remanant you will walk to its brother, 44 yards away at 340 degrees magnetic. At its base, beneath loose wood you will find La Mariposa.

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