The Best Backpacking in Red River

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Top backpacking spots in and near Red River

  • Red River, New Mexico

    Hike Colombine Trail

    8.5 mi / 1935 ft gain
    This moderate trail is accessed from the Columbine campground on Highway 38. It will be on your right side when traveling east from Questa. Drive to the back end of the campground, where there are several spaces for parking. The moderate version of this hike will travel about 4 miles south into t...
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  • Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

    Wheeler Peak via Bull of the Woods Trail

    14.15 mi / 4180 ft gain
    Wheeler Peak via Bull of the Woods Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico.
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  • Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

    Wheeler Peak Loop via Bull of the Woods Trail and Williams Lake Trail

    14.43 mi / 4058 ft gain
    Wheeler Peak Loop via Bull of the Woods Trail and Williams Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico.
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  • Questa, New Mexico

    Camp at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

    4.3
    2.4 mi / 800 ft gain
    Created in 2013 from partly existing public lands, The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument encompasses a large amount of land along the Rio Grande River from the Colorado border to south of Taos. Far from any major city, you'll likely enjoy trails to yourself in the morning and few other visit...
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  • Costilla, New Mexico

    Valle Vidal: Costilla to Cimarron

    55.81 mi / 2936 ft gain
    Valle Vidal: Costilla to Cimarron is a point-to-point trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Costilla, New Mexico.
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  • Taos County, New Mexico

    Rio Grande Gorge West Rim Trail

    3.73 mi / 167 ft gain
    Rio Grande Gorge West Rim Trail is an out-and-back trail located near Taos, New Mexico.
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  • Cimarron, New Mexico

    Hunting Lodge Staff Camp to Tooth of Time to Tooth Ridge Trail Camp

    8.4 mi / 2536 ft gain
    Hunting Lodge Staff Camp to Tooth of Time to Tooth Ridge Trail Camp is a point-to-point trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Cimarron, New Mexico.
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  • Cimarron, New Mexico

    Dean Cow Staff Camp to Harlan Staff Camp

    8.66 mi / 1617 ft gain
    Dean Cow Staff Camp to Harlan Staff Camp is a point-to-point trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Cimarron, New Mexico.
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  • Cimarron, New Mexico

    Philmont Trek 10

    53.9 mi / 10669 ft gain
    Philmont Trek 10 is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a cave located near Cimarron, New Mexico.
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  • Cimarron, New Mexico

    Cimarron Range Loop

    54.68 mi / 10709 ft gain
    Cimarron Range Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Cimarron, New Mexico.
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  • Cimarron, New Mexico

    South Philmont: Zastrow Turnaround to Tooth of Time

    32.18 mi / 5958 ft gain
    South Philmont: Zastrow Turnaround to Tooth of Time is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Cimarron, New Mexico.
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  • Miami, New Mexico

    Philmont Scout Ranch Trek

    69.85 mi / 13225 ft gain
    Philmont Scout Ranch Trek is a point-to-point trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Cimarron, New Mexico.
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  • Miami, New Mexico

    Philmont Scout Ranch: Itinerary 9

    59.56 mi / 11841 ft gain
    Philmont Scout Ranch: Itinerary 9 is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Cimarron, New Mexico.
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  • Vadito, New Mexico

    Rio Santa Barbara Middle Fork, East Fork, and West Fork Trail Loop

    25.09 mi / 4718 ft gain
    Rio Santa Barbara Middle Fork, East Fork, and West Fork Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Llano, New Mexico.
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  • Chamisal, New Mexico

    Hike to the Trampas Lakes in Carson National Forest

    4.9
    11 mi / 2400 ft gain
    This hike is worth its weight in gold. By far one of the most beautiful places in all of New Mexico. Located in the Carson National Forest, the options for camping are limitless. Did I mention this is ranked one of New Mexico's best hikes yet it rarely gets done. The potential for solitude is ver...
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  • La Veta, Colorado

    Dike Trail 1389

    5.94 mi / 1522 ft gain
    Dike Trail 1389 is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near La Veta, Colorado.
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