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Address: , Red River, NM
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Approximately five miles one-way, this is a scenic and moderate-rated...
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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Great trail from one of the best campgrounds in the southwest!

Columbine is one of the best campgrounds I've ever been to. It is absolutely beautiful, with so many trees it is almost dark in there in broad daylight ... which is kinda rare in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Home Sweet Home, USA
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Columbine is one of the best campgrounds I've ever been to. It is absolutely beautiful, with so many trees it is almost dark in there in broad daylight ... which is kinda rare in New Mexico. So the trail heads from the back of the campground through the forest up to the highest areas and lake in the state. Absolutely... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Columbine Trail heads up from Columbine campground, on the highway between Red River and Quests. Facilities at the trailhead are excellent and the trail is interesting enough for any hikers - the lower portion has bridges for crossing the creek, but mid to upper stretches require crossing on logs, stones or wading. Depending upon water levels (time of year, runoff... More 

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have camped and hiked this location for many years off and on. It is an easy hike for the first 3 or so miles and then becomes steeper. It has other trails that branch off and if you look really close you can find old abandoned mines to explore. Love this place and hope to come back for years... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family hiked this trail. About 3 miles in, then back, and loved it. That's a lot of miles for a 4 and 6 year old ! We have hiked in many states and this was a fav for sure ! If you and your family enjoy a good trail check this one out.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This trail was perfect! I adored it.. We hiked about 2.5 miles in. Hit the fifth or sixth water crossing and decided not to cross over. Was an amazing beautiful trail! Wild flowers, trees, streams, bridges! Just loved it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The best hike. Loved just walking, talking and seeing all of God's beauty ... meeting people along the way and just hanging out relaxing. Loved seeing all the different wild life. Watching hunters working on their game plan. I just ed loved looking at all the different sceneries.

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Marble Falls, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The trails are great. Patches are a little rocky and you cross 2 wooden dingle person bridges as well as river rock crossing. The best part is the national forest columbine rv park that you go thru to start the trails. Very nice pull thru as well as back in shady spots. Bathrooms are very clean. Water is drinkable and... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wow, what a beautiful, wonderful hike. We took hundreds of pictures of the flowers, landscapes, river and ski. You are in the middle of an lovely alpine, aspen forrest. I will make this a must hike when in the area again. We have been on dozens of hikes, this is my favorite!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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