Middle Fork Lake Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Red River, New Mexico that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.
Middle Fork Trailhead is actually in Red River NM, not Questa.
October 2016. We used to go frequently on dirt bikes and have not been up here in about 15 years. Now closed to all motorized vehicles. Still as beautiful as I remember. Great hike and worth the effort. If you are not used to the altitude, take your time, you will not be disappointed. Don't forget to dress in layers as you will get hot going up. The lake can be breezy and chilly. Brief rain showers are always a possibility. Water and snacks are a good idea as well. Save access to the lake. PLEASE DON'T CUT THE TRAILS!
We hiked to the lake in July 2016. It is a beautiful hike. It is steep in some parts, "we did not follow the old road.". The lake at the top is worth the hike. We followed the water all the way back down. I have hiked all over the Red River NM area and this will be on our list every time now.
Like some of the others said. You follow 578 through the valley until the pavement ends. You can park there, or drive back about a mile to the little parking area. The road is rough.
One of the best trails around this area. Has a awesome lake. This trail is located close to Red River NM not Questa.
Good snowshoe trip.
Great hike. Strong trails and consistent climb. Well worth the effort at the top.
Old jeep road to Waterfall at 1/2 point. At junction to Lost Lake Trail waterfall and trail swichbacks up to the lake. Good hike for families. It's can be touch if not acclaimated to the 9000' plus altitude. Lake is stocked with trout.
Good backcountry route up to Wheeler Peak and over to Taos Ski Valley.