Red River Caves and Mountains Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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Red River Caves and Mountains Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Red River, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
531 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Starts out as a 4 wheel drive trail so be cautious of the “renters” learning their new skills. When the trail turns left it becomes a steep upslope with unsure footing. Within a hundred yards if so there is a deserted mineshaft and then a cave, shored as if it were another mining venture. We ventured up the steep slope but gave up a few hundred yards further as there seemed no abating the footing or grade. Checking the GPS we were still on the trail. I would class the first half mile or so as easy yet uninteresting, and the loop shown on the trail as difficult.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike for the family and two little dogs. Found the caves kids really excited would definitely do this one again. Short and sweet!

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
4 months ago