Nature Conservancy Santa Fe Canyon Preserve

Santa Fe, NM

The preserve serves as a trailhead for the 20-mile Dale Ball Foothill Trail System. Pets and bicycles, while welcomed on the Foothill Trails, are not allowed on the preserve trails. Santa Fe Canyon Preserve is today a peaceful nature preserve brimming with wildflowers, willows, ponderosa pine, songbirds, deer and bear. And beavers! Restoration efforts at the preserve have made the habitat enticing to these wood-gnawing critters. Beavers, along with their dams and lodges, are an increasingly common site at this urban preserve.