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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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Nice place to hike close to the city

This center has a system of trails behind the visitor center. There is a fairly short circular... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judy W
Ashland, Ohio
Wonderful outdoor activity

Fantastic short hike through some great trees, plants, and views. But, there is some climbing, so... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-983-4609
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Judy W
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.

Thank CSfromFC
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
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.

Thank forzaazzuri06
Reviewed 6 September 2017

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

Thank karensN3766VL
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
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
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
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I went to the center because I like to photograph hummingbirds. I got there in the middle of the day (not the best time) to scout it out and only saw one hummer. In talking with the very nice docent there this area doesn't seem...More

1  Thank richard c
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We did not see birds but what a spcial place. We took a nice hike through he hills on a well-marked trail, visited the gardens and the Davey home. I enjoyed every minute of my tim there. There is still something about the area that...More

1  Thank Donald H
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26 September 2016|
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Response from judyf | Reviewed this property |
Free - I left a small donation in the info/souvenir shop.
Kirk S
17 May 2016|
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.