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Randall Davey Audubon Center

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Address: Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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+1 505-983-4609
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00

This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and educational...

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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A lovely place

We hiked the loop starting from the right branch of the path. That part is not difficule but it is hot and sunny and might tire people not used to the weather in Santa Fe. At the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hiked the loop starting from the right branch of the path. That part is not difficule but it is hot and sunny and might tire people not used to the weather in Santa Fe. At the top of the path you get a reward, a river and then a shady flowery downward path. We didn't see a single bird... More 

Thank 543Jacqueline
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant environment with lots of info on birding. Trailhead for nice year round nature walk and other hikes nearby. Fossils abound. Also nice venue for events.

Thank jihiro
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The center is at the end of a slightly winding road but has good parking and is very well organized. The trails behind the center area steady but easy walk (the initial steps can be a little challenging) and offer outstanding views. When it snows, the center has some of the best back-country snow shoeing, just minutes out of town.

Thank Michael W
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

In winter a fine stroll,a taste of new mexico, helpful volunters. In a couple of hours get your outdoor fix. Don't miss the little garden to see lots of birds, we saw bluebirds.

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laconia, nh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

What an informative and lovely park. There was a husband/wife docent team as well that were extremely friendly and helpful and a real joy to visit with. The layout is great and the newer section is very well done. Located in a gorgeous section of Santa Fe I would rate this a do-not-miss.

Thank jwredlabel
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This center is easy to find and not far from downtown Santa Fe -- just get on Canyon Road and follow it to the end. It is well worth the drive -- especially in October when the autumn color is at its finest. Be forewarned -- bring good walking shoes.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

this is a wonderful place to hike and enjoy the outdoors in santa fe. the randall davey house is a historic artist house, the grounds are wonderful, and, of course, you can get married here!

Thank abheiniger
La Junta, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The museum/house is closed Sundays. Which means there are about 5 places to park, I took the 4th. I walked for an hour 20 minutes and could hardly tear myself away. Very quiet. There was a bench in the shade, so I sat down. A hawk came and landed 8 feet over my head, cocked his head and looked down... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a delightful hike just a short drive from the city. It's not strenuous, and after being in a plane most of the previous day, it was a quiet place to stretch our legs and fill our lungs.

Thank digsgarden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

By the time we were here, there weren't too many birds to see. However, we heard quite a few. We did not find it difficult to find it. You just follow Upper Canyon Rd until it runs into it.

Thank Phoenix7

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