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Randall Davey Audubon Center

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Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-983-4609
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Peace and Isolation Close to the City

First time we had gone to this location and we were pleasantly surprised. Very close to the city... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ljtraveler_11
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Lake Jackson, Texas
Worth the visit

If you want a break from shopping and museums, the Audubon center and hike is perfect. Some visitor... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
smack5
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chicago, illinois
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This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and educational center for the National Audubon Society, which offers education programs and free natural history and birding walks throughout the year.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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"bird watching"
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"nature conservancy"
in 11 reviews
"upper canyon road"
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"bear canyon"
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"short hike"
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"bird sanctuary"
in 6 reviews
"nature walk"
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"enjoy nature"
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"beautiful birds"
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"moderate hiking"
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"the loop"
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"hummingbird garden"
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"hummingbirds galore"
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"quiet nature"
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"volunteer guides"
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"saturday morning"
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"close to town"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First time we had gone to this location and we were pleasantly surprised. Very close to the city but you feel a million miles away. Nice environment, good hiking trails and a lot of nice bird feeders set up by the welcome center. Not a...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

If you want a break from shopping and museums, the Audubon center and hike is perfect. Some visitor center, bathrooms, benches, easy trails set in beautiful terrain. Lots of birds. Peaceful, wasn't crowded. Enjoy the views and nature. You can spend as much or as...More

Thank smack5
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This center has a system of trails behind the visitor center. There is a fairly short circular trail, open to sun, but off that trail is one into Bear Canyon, which I recommend. It's along a little stream, and has lots of birds, is beautiful...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Fantastic short hike through some great trees, plants, and views. But, there is some climbing, so proper footwear is a must. Wonderful hummingbird garden. A nice break from indoor museums, galleries, and shopping.

1  Thank CSfromFC
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

My husband and I are from the UK and we are spending all this week in Santa Fe. We are keen photographers and enjoy nature and the outdoors. We loved our first visit here on Tuesday so much that we came today on the free...More

1  Thank Derbylady_8
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The well-kept garden area near the visitor center attracts a wide variety of birds, including loads of hummingbirds. There's a short walking trail on site, too, and the Nature Conservancy maintains some nearby trails if you're looking for something longer.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lovely setting. Close to town. Excellent place to take a nature walk. lots of information about bird watching .

Thank karensN3766VL
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

A beautiful place with a well maintained trail. Although we didn't see many birds, we enjoyed the walk. We picnicked under the trees near the small family cemetery. The wildlife garden was very nice with bird feeders. Here we did see birds.

Thank Judy5816
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We got there by Uber, Our driver warned us that cell phone reception was poor to bar-less, so he arranged to come back and pick us up. I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys capturing birds I haven't seen before. In this regard our visit was...More

Thank Pat D
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This quaint place, at the end of a road of art galleries, is a quiet place to stroll around and enjoy the fresh air, or to have a picnic. An arched gateway into a grove of fruit trees is a find place for taking photographs,...More

1  Thank Ernest T. H
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AirstreamR
26 September 2016|
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Response from judyf | Reviewed this property |
Free - I left a small donation in the info/souvenir shop.
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Kirk S
17 May 2016|
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Response from sosantafe | Reviewed this property |
We have parked outside the gate when the center was closed during the winter. I imagine it is fine as long as you do not block the road for people coming later. Road is narrow.
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