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Community Preserve Location: Trail Maps at Community Center

The Community Preserve consists of 4,094 acres of undeveloped land across Highway 285 from Eldorado, continuing across the Galisteo River at Cañoncito and south to Lamy. The Conservation Committee and the ECIA are responsible for management of this day-use area. Truly, this amenity is unrivaled in any other local community.


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Photo by Merlin Emrys, used with permission
On the recommendation of the Conservation Committee, the Board has voted to close the Eldorado Community Preserve to all rock-climbing activities pending damage assessment and restoration. This action was taken in response to rock climbers leaving permanent anchors and other fixtures as well as chalk on the rocks in archaeologically and ecologically sensitive areas and establishing unauthorized “social trails" in the Preserve.

*The Preserve remains open to all approved activities (hiking, biking, horseback riding) by Eldorado residents on the official designated trails.