East Fork Red River Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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East Fork Red River Trail is a 10 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Red River, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Beautiful trail, and great for beginners and young hikers. My 80 year old grandmother made it a mile down the trail with no problem. We hiked in July when the snow was clear, and there is relatively little traffic compared to Middle Fork trails. There is a lovely bridge a few miles in, and you can connect with Lost Lake, Horseshoe Lake, and Wheeler from this trail! I'm

hiking
10 months ago

backpacking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

hiking
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Deep woods and easy 7 mile one way hike to bridge across river.
Follows the East Fork of the Red River from trail head. Ditch Cabin is right at trail head. Good was to do a 360 from Trail Head to bridge, then up to Lost Lake/Horseshoe Lake Trail junction. Left on trail to Horseshoe then up to Wheeler Peak. You can then return to junction and continue to Lost Lake, Middle Fork Lake and back to East Fork trail head. A full day or make it an overnight with camping at Horseshoe Lake area. Lovely in Fall with the Aspens turning.