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Goose Lake Trail

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Address: Red River, NM

Moderate to difficult hike, six miles one way.

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Beautiful vistas

We travelled here in a 4WD Jeep, Leave the 2WD luxury sedan at home. Roads are rough and well travelled by lots of visitors. Bumpy but worth the drive with the right equipment... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allen, Texas
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Allen, Texas
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled here in a 4WD Jeep, Leave the 2WD luxury sedan at home. Roads are rough and well travelled by lots of visitors. Bumpy but worth the drive with the right equipment. Fed chipmunk off my knee while having lunch on a log.

Thank CaptManiac
Shanghai Region, China
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89 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

One of my favorite trails to drive. Jeep, 4 wheelers or bikes. Again, take a picnic, enjoy the views.

Thank Chris D
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We took a guided jeep tour up to Goose Lake. Just about had our insides jarred out, but the view when we made it to the top was worth it! Had a great time meeting new people during the drive. I do not recommend this if you are nervous of other people driving in tricky situations - steep/rough roads.

Thank Haley L
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Begins with a wet trip across the Red River to get to a rough jeep trail best suited for ATV/UTVs, but often attempted by jeeps and cars (the latter is definitely not recommended).

Thank Daniel R
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101 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Red River for the first time. Booked a trip to Goose Lake with New Mexico Adventure Company. They use Ford F-250 trucks with 4 wheel drive and fitted with 3 rows of bench seats and seat belts. Trey was our driver/guide. We had an absolute blast. It's a very rough trail and you definitely want to pull that... More 

1 Thank Ringman1
New Mexico
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Take a camera, a jacket, and a flashlight for exploring the mining caves along the way. There are water crossings depending on the time of year and weather. Sheep dot the mountainside at the lake and the chipmunks and marmets love peanuts! Take firewood and build a fire to gather round and meet other outdoor adventurers!

Thank Katie R
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We have been 4-wheeling for many years and are used to rough trails. This one seems to be especially rough. We were wondering if it was going to be worth it and luckily it was. There is a beautiful and oh, so peaceful lake at the top. Don't forget to look for mountain sheep!

Thank Anna V
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great trail for experienced riders, not for the faint at heart. Don't even think of taking less than a four wheel drive or OHV. Full size pickups will have trouble due to narrow passages.

1 Thank cj505
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12 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We rented a side by side and traveled up to Goose Lake. It was an amazing view. The road can be a little sketchy because only one vehicle can pass at a time, so sometimes you have to pull over to back up to let someone pass and it's on the edge of the mountain. As long as you are... More 

Thank Tanna R
Terry, Mississippi
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

A thrill of a lifetime. Very rough and bumpy, but so much fun. Ask for Trey as your driver/guide. He was great.

Thank Gloria W

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