PO Box 23343
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Offices & Terence S. Tarr Botanical and Horticultural Library:
725 Camino Lejo, Suite E (not a mailing address; FedEx and UPS only)
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Staff offices and the Terence S. Tarr Botanical and Horticultural Library are located in the Stewart L. Udall Center for Museum Resources on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.
Hours: Saturdays, 9am-12pm; Sundays 1-4pm
DIRECTIONS: The preserve is located on the I-25 West Frontage Road south of Santa Fe. From I-25 take Exit 271 for “La Cienega” and turn right onto West Frontage Road heading north. The parking lot entrance is 1½ miles north after turning onto West Frontage Road.
From New Mexico State Road 599 (NM-599), turn south onto West Frontage Road heading toward the Downs at Santa Fe Race Track. The parking lot entrance is two miles south of the Downs at Santa Fe Race Track.
Effective June 17, 2013 the preserve will be closed due to extreme conditions risk of fire.
Hours of Operation: The Preserve is open for docent lead hikes and activities only. Reservations in advance are required.
DIRECTIONS: The Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Santa Fe. From Santa Fe, take Cerrillos Road/Highway 14 south towards Cerrillos. Continue on Highway 14 past the turnoff for the village of Cerrillos, across the Galisteo River bridge, about a half mile further to the turnoff on the left for Goldmine Road/County Road 55. Note the collection of houses and a sign for the Preserve at this turnoff.
Drive southeast along Goldmine Road/County Road 55 to where it ends (about six miles from Highway 14). Please drive carefully, obeying all traffic signs and being alert for animals and blind driveways.
Ortiz hike and tour descriptions click here >>
CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION -
Located at 715 Camino Lejo, with parking in the Museum Overflow Parking Lot, directly across from Milner Plaza.
Directions by car: From the area near the Plaza in Santa Fe, you will drive south on Old Santa Fe Trail (the road will fork and Old Santa Fe Trail is the left fork). After the fork, continue a 0.9 mile as the road curves left toward Museum Hill. At the entrance to Museum Hill, turn on the right onto Camino Lejo and proceed a 0.3 mile. Turn right into the gravel overflow parking lot and park to the left area where construction is beginning.
Directions by bus: Travel between Museum Hill and the Santa Fe Plaza by taking the “M” line operated in collaboration with Santa Fe Trails, the city’s bus line.
Departures start at 7:15 am from the Sheridan Street station and continue throughout the day for a short 15-minute ride through Santa Fe’s beautiful neighborhoods.
Take the New Mexico Rail Runner www.nmrailrunner.com to Santa Fe, take the Santa Fe Pick-up to Downtown, Sheridan Ave Bus Stop and take the M-Line to Museum Hill.
Complete schedules, a map and fare information can be found online at santafetrails.santafenm.gov