La Tierra Trails Work Day

November 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Chili Line Trail Rd.
Santa Fe
Tim Rogers

“Chili Line Trail” Rd. (left), Actual Chili Line rail bed (right)

Maintenance work to protect and address erosion on a remaining section of the historic Chili Line rail bed.  Under our “City Trail Volunteer Coordinator” agreement, we are working in conjunction with the City Parks and Recreation Dept. to preserve, restore, and provide public access to this historic resource in La Tierra Trails.  We will meet at the end of “Chili Line Rd.” at the entrance to the motocross area.

Free “Chili”! Trains of the Santa Fe Branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad traveled here on a daily basis from 1887-1941.

This short Relief Route frontage road is not an easy spot to find, if you have not been there, and it’s not in Google Maps.  If you need help finding this road, see Buckman Track and Junction 22 on the City’s La Tierra Trails Map, or give us a call for directions.

If you are interested in historic rail lines and trails, check out this presentation at the “Building Creative Communities Conference” earlier this month:

To sign up, contact Tim Rogers at or (505) 989-7019.

Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks, and water.

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