The Arbolitos Trail is a GUSTO demonstration project along the top of a branch of the Arroyo de los Frijoles, northeast of La Tierra Trails. The route of the trail was originally flagged by Henry Lanman and Tim Rogers in April and was soon added to commitments for the Arbolitos Subdivision as well as Santa Fe Estates to the north of the arroyo.
On August 9, a half-dozen volunteers gathered with the Trails Program Manager to clear and define much of the tread, completing much of the length of the trail but saving one particularly challenging arroyo crossing for another day. On August 16, eight volunteers completed tread work on all but each end of the trail, including smoothing out various small gully crossings. On Aug. 24, after the developer of Arbolitos arranged for the delivery of three yards of rock for the one steep arroyo crossing. Volunteers helped move the rock – about 30 half-full wheelbarrows – into position near the arroyo so we can work on the crossing in early September.
On Wed., Sept. 13, a group of 11 volunteers from the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society took on the big arroyo crossing, touched up smaller drainage crossings, and completed the east and west ends of the trail. It’s finished! Great work everybody and thank you, now we can enjoy the trail that we built.