Santa Fe Songbird LbNA # 49771
|Placed Date||Aug 12 2009|
|Location||Santa Fe, NM|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (slight slope, .5 mile RT)
Once the center of Santa Fe’s hydroelectric activity, Santa Fe Canyon Preserve is today a peaceful nature preserve brimming with wildflowers, willows, ponderosa pine, songbirds, deer and bear. So take a break from shopping and come enjoy this songbird.
From I25 take the Old Pecos Trail exit into Santa Fe. Go north into the city's center and at Paseo de Peralta take a right. Go round the bend and take a right on East Alameda (the next light). Wind along for about a mile until it ends at a three-way stop. Take a left here onto Upper Canyon Road and drive about a mile until it merges with Cerro Gordo Road on the left. Turn onto Cerro Gordo and immediately on your right is a parking lot for the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve.
Take the interpretive loop trail for about 1/4 mile to a fork in the trail. Go right to avoid mud for about 90 steps. Look right and uphill for 2 small pine trees 15 steps away, with a smaller pine tree 5 steps to the left of them. The letterbox is at the base of this smaller tree under rocks. Please replace as described.