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Very Serene Trail

My favorite hike in Red River. About six miles west of town. Follows along Columbine creek the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PaulH9389
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
beautiful, easy hike

The first two miles of this hike are absolutely gorgeous with beautiful aspens, pines, and a... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Lori S
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Fayetteville, 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 July 2010

We had more fun here than anything else we did in the area. The llamas are trained, sweet and very easy to handle and they carry all your gear. We hiked up the mountain, ate a nice lunch while the llamas waited, and hiked back...More

4  Thank robinterp
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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 4 weeks ago

My favorite hike in Red River. About six miles west of town. Follows along Columbine creek the whole way. Several bridges cross over the creek at various points. Relatively level hiking. Simply gorgeous !

Thank PaulH9389
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The first two miles of this hike are absolutely gorgeous with beautiful aspens, pines, and a bubbling brook you cross back and forth over (nice single bridges). There are 2 open valley areas also. The third mile is not quite as pretty. That's as far...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Really nice trail, easy for the first 2.5 miles. Then it gets steeper the rest of the way up. Great views, open meadows, wildlife and old mines to explore, bring a flashlight.

Thank Toddfrmtexas
Reviewed 26 May 2018

You don't have to be in the best of shape to enjoy this hike. Beautiful sites. The bridges help, bring water, hiking stick and camera, you will need it.

Thank rjbigred
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

Thank Dawn P
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
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
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
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
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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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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