We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Columbine Trail

Red River, NM
Improve this listing
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.
Write a Review

11 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
WICHITA
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunray, Texas
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Arlington, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raton, New Mexico
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Okarche, Oklahoma
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We met up w/ a groupl that was having lunch with llamas

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Columbine Trail also viewed

Red River, Taos County
Red River, Taos County
 

Been to Columbine Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Columbine Trail, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing