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Columbine Trail

Red River, NM
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Red River
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Approximately five miles one-way, this is a scenic and moderate-rated trail that leads hikers along a river and through meadows.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I've been to this trail twice, and both times, it was beautiful. It is a slow incline on the way up and manageable for beginners. There is a stream that you will cross on rocks, which is exciting for the kids. We hiked about 2 miles up and back, for a total of 4 miles. The campground is supervised by... More

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WICHITA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a great trail for the first time hiker. Not difficult, very scenic with nice bridges and stone crossings at the streams. Take a flashlight as there is small cave right off the trail about 1 mile from the campground starting location. Good trail for beginners and families, we took our 9 month old son in a baby Kataan.... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We hiked in late August with a mixed group as far as age and ability. On our first hike we pledged a return to experience the aspen and Red Willows. Not only were we not disappointed we were so astounded to discover that in a few short weeks the trail had been groomed and two new safe crossing bridges had... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Columbine Trail, as others have already mentioned, begins at the rear of Columbine Campground within the Carson National Forest. It's only a 10-minute drive west of Red River, so it's easily accessible to anyone staying in the town. Parking is available right off the highway, so you don't have to worry about paying to get into the campground. The... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Easy . Very Beautiful . the kids loved it . the dog loved it. Nice place to camp in tent pop up or RV but come on Thursday to get a good spot if your coming on. Weekend

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Sunray, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stay at Columbine campground. This trail is used by lots of people on a daily basis. It isn't a hard trail even for someone who is "athletically" inclined. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the beauty.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

If you are looking for a lengthy, yet easy trail, this is the one. Beautiful scenery and about 5 miles roundtrip.

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Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a beautiful hike and not difficult. Signs are posted in areas where the trail splits off in different directions. Some people hike in groups with llamas, but it is fine to hike alone or with a friend. When the camping area is open, you can drive to the end of the road and park to hike, otherwise you... More

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Raton, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Peaceful moderate hike. Trailhead is about 7-8 miles from Red River toward the village of Questa, NM.

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North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

A peaceful walk along a stream through the forest and across meadows. What a wonderful break from the desert! We saw llamas on the trail, but very few people.

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