Red Mesa Loop San Ysidro is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Ysidro, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length5.8 miElevation gain1,371 ftRoute typeLoop
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From the parking area off of highway 550, climb through the fence or over the locked gate and head north. Do not be put off by this start, many BLM sites in NM are open to hiking, but locked to keep vehicles out. A lot of this hike is off-trail, so it's recommended to have a map downloaded for navigation. However one can also just roam uphill, first on old roads, and then cross-country in the sculpted sandstone. Like many of NM's best, this is not a guided tour, it's an exploration on your own! To return, as long as you stay away from the dissected West side, you can make your way downhill and see the highway in time to zero in on the car park.

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Geri Newton
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Sofiya Hlynchuk
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Raymond N. Greenwell
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This trail is currently closed. The gate was locked when I went there today, and you couldn't get in without climbing over a barbed wire fence.

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Sofiya Hlynchuk
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beautiful trail. it's easy to follow for the first portion but then alltrail map is off. needed to find our own path

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Geri Newton
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Laura Burnham
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RunningOff trail

Do not follow my tracks! I got super lost. Breathtaking views, but something told me I was not supposed to be here. I felt like I was invading sacred space.

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Hunter Ten Broeck
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More of a ramble and scramble than a trail. We followed the above map up the east loop for the most part. The small peak about a third of the way up had nice views. We strayed from the above ‘trail’ near the top and briefly followed a bike trail. When we reached the border with Jemez Pueblo land we headed west to the precipice which offered amazing views of Cabezon Peak and White Mesa Bike Trails.From there we flowed the ridge south (down) and crossed an canyon and then down into another canyon which we followed downstream until we reached a spot that was too hard to get our dogs past. We abandoned the route shown and scrambled out of that canyon and then across several other canyons and then headed south towards the first peak we climbed. We stayed just west of the peak and then followed the wash down to the car. My wife’s tracker said we went 7.5 miles. It was a cool cloudy day so was pleasant. It would have been too hot for the dogs if it was sunny. We saw no one else, had a great time with wonderful views.

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Corey Townsend
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Charles England
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Rocky and tough. Trail isn’t well marked so gps is needed.

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Tim Schvaneveldt
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L S
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Christine Morlock
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