Hike to the Santa Fe River Canyon

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Friday April 05

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10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

Cost: $ 5 for members, $ 7 for non-members

Enjoy a hike into the Santa Fe River Canyon, one of the area’s least known jewels. The canyon lies just west of La Cienega and features a year-round river due to the many springs in the area. The focus of the trip will be the geology of the area and the amazing scenery. The hike will cross the river several times and end at a beautiful petroglyph plate in the andesite cliffs.

Given the time of the year, it is essential to wear appropriate clothing and dress in layers. Bring plenty of water, lunch, and sunscreen. Trekking poles and sturdy foot ware are strongly recommended. We will cross the river several times so bring footwear to wear in the water that we will change into. We will meet in the parking lot of the La Cienega Community Center at 10 AM and proceed the short distance to the trailhead.

About your Hike Guide: Terence Foreback is an avid hiker in the Santa Fe area with a background in the local geology. He has lived over 30 years in New Mexico and has explored all four corners of the state. He is a docent at the SFBG and serves the city of Santa Fe on the Santa Fe Parks and Recreation Commission.