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A local favorite.

This is a must-do trail between Questa and Red River. Relaxing, enjoyable, take just about... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Dawn P
Beautiful Easy Hike

This trail is a lovely easy hike. It winds around and over the babbling creek. The little wooden... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
KittiQ
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Houston, Texas
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Approximately five miles one-way, this is a scenic and moderate-rated trail that leads hikers along a river and through meadows.
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Red River, NM
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a must-do trail between Questa and Red River. Relaxing, enjoyable, take just about everyone.

Thank Dawn P
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This trail is a lovely easy hike. It winds around and over the babbling creek. The little wooden bridges are so cute. The aspen leaves were turning when we went. It was stunning. The trail opens to a nice flat meadow to stop for lunch...More

Thank KittiQ
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Columbine is beautiful in all the tall forest and nature. There is spots for camping,but big rigs not so much.,the river runs through the campground. Town of Red River is about 10'miles away. Enjoy.

Thank George P
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This trail will forever be remembered as the "Llama Poop Trail". It was everywhere! So word to the wise, watch where you step. The trail starts out easy enough, and after the first river crossing becomes increasingly more difficult. After river crossing #3 you'll find...More

Thank Wendi B
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

I hiked in 2 1/2 miles this morning. I've hiked this trail many times and the river was running as high and fast as I've ever seen. The river crossing at the 2/12 mile point was under water and I didn't see any easy way...More

1  Thank sporzfan
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hike with several creek crossings and an open mine that goes in about 100 yards about 1/2 mile up the trail.

1  Thank Cubfan765
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We did not go far on the trail but what we saw was beautiful! It is near a great campground also. We did see families walking on it.

Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We read a lot about this hike, and it lived up to the hype. The first part of the hike is relatively easy... more or less 2-1/2 miles. And that part of the trip includes an abandoned mining cave, which is awesome. Be sure to...More

3  Thank Bono_Wilben
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This trail is an easy to moderate hike. We took our 6 year old and she did great. The trail is fairly flat and follows a beautiful stream. We stopped at a small meadow after the third bridge and found a waterfall along the stream...More

2  Thank ahcorne
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful experience. We walked about one hour in and back, over the first 3 stream crossings with railings. One would need an early start to go all the way up. As a city girl, I was a bit uneasy about the bear warning signs...More

1  Thank DeeMBarr
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Linda T
7 August 2016|
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Response from DeeMBarr | Reviewed this property |
We only hiked 1 hour in & back, not the whole trail so I cant speak to the upper part. toward the last part of the hour there was an incline of about 45 degrees, maybe less, that took us about 5 minutes. Rocks were smallish... More
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Will P
27 August 2015|
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Response from Cathlyn U | Reviewed this property |
We've not encountered any waterfalls along this trail, we've hiked it up past the second meadow to what I believe had to have been the highest point on the trail. In mid-July, Columbine Creek was still running pretty strong.
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