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Fourth of July Canyon and Red River Pass

Red River, New Mexico

Fourth of July Canyon and Red River Pass

Fourth of July Canyon and Red River Pass Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Good riding in the hills east of Red River on well-groomed dirt roads, paved roads, and rough doubletrack.

From the intersection of NM 578 and NM 38, travel southeast on NM 578 up into Red River Canyon on a nice paved road.The road gains altitude at a pleasant grade and passes the turnoff for Goose Lake (Forest Road 486) on the right at the 0.7-mile mark.

At around the 1.6-mile mark, pass the Goose Creek trailhead on the right. The next 2 miles of riding are quite pleasant with excellent views up the Red River Canyon toward the high peaks and the surrounding mountains. I did this ride in the middle of October and the aspens were at their peaks, with gold pockets of trees lighting up dark green forest."

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Austin, TX
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7/5/1966
Most excellent ! Horseback is best , with your Lunch packed , camera , too.
At Pioneer Lake or Lost Lake , probably the best , great trout , German brown and Rainbows , all together in the same place !!!
Only one way into Lost Lake back then , hope it is the same ?
I filed a Homestead Claim in 1969 , still waiting to hear from Uncle Sam !
Once to Gold Hill , you will be amazed !
It was my vision quest trip at 14 yrs. , still can not forget the trail today !

Johnnythreefeathers
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Trail Information

Red River
Nearby City
11.4
Distance
1,350 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
2 to 3.5 hours
Duration
Early May to early November
Season
8,750 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,100 feet
Top Elevation
Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Taos County
Local Maps

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