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Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

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Address: 27283-I-25 W Frontage Rd, La Cienega, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4385
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+1 505-428-1684
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Well marked trails, beautiful scenes, okay for birding

The main trail is wide enough for two to walk abreast. In late October the Rio Grande Cottonwoods are absolutely gorgeous. Robins and warblers are eating the Russian Olive... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
La Junta, CO
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La Junta, CO
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

The main trail is wide enough for two to walk abreast. In late October the Rio Grande Cottonwoods are absolutely gorgeous. Robins and warblers are eating the Russian Olive berries.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you like nature you can get out of the everyday stuff of Santa Fe and get to this preserve in a few minutes. It is not overwhelmed by tourists and one can have a peaceful walk. The trails are well marked. It is definitely worth visiting to relax. You can spend several hour there but allow at least 1.5-2... More 

Thank TimeTravelingTexan
El Ancon, New Mexico
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

We had a chance to explore the wetlands.. This is a rare moment in nature so close the Santa Fe. Walking paths are well maintained. Many wonderful trees and native plants, in the fall there will be an art show out here of sculpture incorporating nature co.sponsored by Axle Gallery. Don't miss a chance to make arrangements to visit this... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

This small botanical preserve is a great place to go for a walk on a Saturday or Sunday in the summer. The huge old cottonwood trees are magnificent, the unusual plant specimens have labels, and the pond attracts a fantastic array of dragonflies. Birds love the habitat and I have seen nesting Coopers Hawks, ducks, herons and warblers galore.

Thank everlate
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

One of the little-known treasures of Santa Fe, right off of I-25 and a few miles south of the city in La Cienega. This is NOT at Las Golindrinas or to be confused with the new garden on Camino Lejo at Museum Hill, and the map is off. It's actually on West Frontage Road between Entrada La Cienega and Los... More 

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Santa Fe NM
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

This little gem is right along the interstate, but it is so surprising how quiet it is once you start walking down the easy trail. The wetlands here are a respite and delight in this high desert area. One time a volunteer made sure to point out a hummingbird nest in a tree along the path.

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