Goose Creek Trail 65

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

In the summer months this trail can be used for hiking and horseback riding.

In the winter months this trail is suited for experienced cross country skiers and snowshoeing and CLOSED TO SNOWMOBILES.

As you near the lake the trail may become difficult to follow.  Look for blazes on the trees and a sign to turn right to the lake.  Continuing to the left you will climb another 400 feet to the ridge and the Gold Hill Trail #64 junction. 

Goose Lake is also accessible by ATV/4wd via Forest Road 486.  There is an outhouse at the lake, and fishing is permitted with a NM license.



From Red River drive 2 ½ miles up State Road 578 (Upper Red River Canyon Road).   Goose Creek Trail 65 is on the west side of the road.    

Map of Goose Creek Trail 65

At a Glance

Permit Info: New Mexico Fishing Licence required to fish at Goose Lake.
Open Season: June
Restroom: Outhouse at lake
Information Center: For more information contact:  Questa Ranger District.   (575) 586-0520.



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  Area/Length : 
5.5 miles

  Elevation : 
8,800 feet - 11,800 feet