Geocaching & Letterboxing


Geocaching is a new and developing sport where players use global positioning system (GPS) receivers. With a GPS unit, users locate caches of stuff left by other GPS users. These caches are set up all over the world by individuals and organizations. The GPS coordinates of the caches are posted on the Internet so that other GPS users can find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with various rewards - from trinkets to pointing out a great view seen from that particular spot.

Geocaching is increasing in popularity in the Santa Fe National Forest. You are usually allowed to geocache if you obey all the rules. Remember, recreational public use of a national forest is intended to be short-term and with low-impact so that the many other forest visitors have an opportunity to enjoy the same lands. However, the USFS recognizes geocaching as a legitimate outdoor recreation activity....

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Geocaching & Letterboxing Areas

Areas & Activities