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Best trails in Red River

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Looking for a great trail near Red River, New Mexico? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, forest trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Eagle Nest Lake State Park or Cimarron Canyon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Colin Neblett State Wildlife Area or Wild Rivers Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Red River ranging from 4.3 to 24.1 miles and from 8,661 to 12,585 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Red River
Top trails (13)
#1 - Middle Fork Lake Trail
Wheeler Peak Wilderness
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
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 optioShow more
#2 - Lost Lake Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 36 m
Looking for a hike that will reward you at the end? This is one of them!Show more
#3 - Goose Creek Trail #65
Carson National Forest
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 55 m
Goose Creek Trail #65 is a 11.7 mile moderately 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 opShow more
#4 - Wheeler Peak via East Fork Red River Trail
Wheeler Peak Wilderness
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Length: 15.6 mi • Est. 8 h 44 m
Wheeler Peak via East Fork Red River Trail is a 15.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Red River, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The tShow more
#5 - Horseshoe Lake Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 7 h 15 m
Horseshoe Lake Trail is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Red River, New Mexico that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trailShow more
#6 - Goose Lake OHV Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 13.9 mi
Goose Lake OHV Trail is a 13.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Red River, New Mexico that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off road driShow more
#7 - Red River Nature Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Red River Nature Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Red River, New Mexico that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#8 - Red River Caves and Mountains Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
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. TShow more
#9 - Red River Pass and Fourth of July Canyon OHV Route
Carson National Forest
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Length: 7 mi
At the Waypoint, turn left to continue on the Old River Pass, or hang a right for Fourth of July Canyon.  The Canyon is a little rougher terrain with some off camber points in the trail.Show more
#10 - Red River OHV Trail
Red River, New Mexico
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Length: 12.6 mi
Red River OHV Trail is a 12.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Red River, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily uShow more
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