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Old September 11th, 2008, 16:48
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NM- Red River

Practice saying "howdy" as most of the people you'll meet along these 2 trails in Red River, New Mexico will be from Texas.

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Goose Lake is one of the most popular in the area. The lower part is a single lane shelf road so you may have trouble getting around the large groups of ATV's that frequent the area. Keep an eye out for places to pull out of the way.

Stay to the far right at the creek crossing right at the start of the trail, there is a deep hole if you go straight across.


Traffic jams are common along the shelf road




Climbing higher the trees change from moss draped pine to aspens


Goose Lake, at 11,600 feet, is sometimes hidden in the clouds




Much nicer on a clear day:


Looking down on the lake from Gold Hill


Pioneer Creek trail is the next canyon to the west and sees much less traffic than Goose Lake trail.
Most of the way you drive near the canyon bottom, sometimes sharing the road with the creek.


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Old September 11th, 2008, 16:55
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Is this the Traile that the jeep tour place up there does. Can we take our own vehicles out. I have a friend who owns a b&b up there. I have been looking for an excuse to go back
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Old September 11th, 2008, 17:26
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Re: NM- Red River

I've been on both these trails,they are nice and easy to negotiate, there is another slightly more challenging shorter trail called 4th of July that leads up to a very pretty meadow and a great view of Wheeler Peak, entry is not too far up the road from Goose Lake trail head, at the firestation.
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But that didnt answer my question. Can anyone go on these trails
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Old September 11th, 2008, 20:46
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Wow! What a blast from the past! Back in the early 80's I lived in Amarillo and went to Red River alot. Goose lake is a beautiful place. Thanks for the pics.....
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Is this the Traile that the jeep tour place up there does. Can we take our own vehicles out. I have a friend who owns a b&b up there. I have been looking for an excuse to go back
Yes, anyone can run them. They are all NF roads for the most part.
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Yes, anyone can run them. They are all NF roads for the most part.
Thanks thats what I needed to know. I see road trip soon back to red river.
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But that didnt answer my question. Can anyone go on these trails
Most definitely yes! I would not post a trail that you could not go on.
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