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Goose Lake Loop

Red River, New Mexico

Goose Lake Loop

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"A beautiful ride in the pine and aspen-covered mountains above Red River up to a splendid alpine lake. This ride really appeals to all-around mountain bikers. Right off the bat the rider is hit with a big hill climb. The climb follows an old mining road and lasts for almost 7 miles. The reward for that big climb is a beautiful alpine lake and a tremendous downhill run on beautiful singletrack.

The climb up to Goose Lake is long, arduous, rocky, and steep. There is a fair amount of four-wheel traffic during the summer and early fall months. The downhill singletrack parallels Goose Creek through forests of dense, mature pines and tall, shimmering aspen trees. Early fall is a marvelous time to do this ride as brilliant pockets of golden aspen trees light up the dark green forest. Trail surface: Doubletrack and singletrack trails."

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Allendale, MA
Explorer | 20 pts
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10/10/2004
I rode this trail in Sep of 2004. The climb was sick, you just stick in your granny gear and go. The downhill is just narley. Its tight, hard and fast. When you get to the fields, just let go of the brakes and go. You can easly hit 30 or 35 mph.
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Trail Information

Red River
Nearby City
14.2
Distance
3,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Difficult
Physical Difficulty
3 to 4 hours
Duration
Late May to late October
Season
8,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,500 feet
Top Elevation
Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Taos County
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