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The Enchanted Circle Taos - Red River Loop

Red River, New Mexico

The Enchanted Circle Taos - Red River Loop

The Enchanted Circle: Taos - Red River Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"An 85-mile mountain loop circling the highest peak in New Mexico. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains are New Mexico’s highest, with summits reaching 13,000 feet and more. The range is part of the Rocky Mountains that extend south from Colorado into New Mexico. In Colorado, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains become even higher, with several 14,000-foot peaks. This drive makes a loop around New Mexico’s highest summit, 13,161-foot Wheeler Peak, by crossing two high mountain passes. The route passes lush forests, rushing streams, and cold mountain lakes, along with historic mining towns and a modern ski area.

Special attractions: Historic Taos, Taos Pueblo, ghost town of Elizabethtown, Eagle Nest Lake, 13,000-foot peaks, Carson National Forest, Red River Ski Area, camping, hiking, cross- country skiing, fishing, scenic views, fall color. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

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Trail Information

Red River
Nearby City
85
Distance
Year-round; best in summer and fall
Season
Carson National Forest
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