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Snow melt is in full force

I hiked in 2 1/2 miles this morning. I've hiked this trail many times and the river was running as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Cristobal, New Mexico
Check out the mine about 1/2 mile in...

Beautiful hike with several creek crossings and an open mine that goes in about 100 yards about 1/2... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Denver, Colorado
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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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“easy hike” (2 reviews)
Red River, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank Cubfan765
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
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
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

1  Thank ahcorne
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
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Had a very beautiful walk up this nice trail following the stream. Many wild flowers along the way. Crossed several well built bridges. Would recommend this trail, even if you only go up a short distance as we did.

Thank ppkg
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were in Red River for a week in June/July 2016 with a family of five including children aged 10, 5, and 2 as well as the family puppy (5 month hunting breed). We'd seen the reviews of the Columbine trail, and having never been...More

1  Thank Weeb32
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is a nice, easy trail. Spend an hour or so - along the river and end up at a beautiful meadow. Easy hiking at its finest.

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Columbine is one of the best campgrounds I've ever been to. It is absolutely beautiful, with so many trees it is almost dark in there in broad daylight ... which is kinda rare in New Mexico. So the trail heads from the back of the...More

Thank Tonefish
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Linda T
I'm 73 and my husband is 74. Just wondering how difficult the trail is regarding being steep.
7 August 2016|
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
Will P
Are there waterfalls on this Trail? From what I came across, something about Cascading falls, and small calumbine falls? Did anyone do those, how far, and whats the trail like? We plan to be up there labor day weekend, Hows the water running?
27 August 2015|
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.