Exploration Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Exploration trail is 5.0 miles long. The trail is open for the following uses: ATV Trail Riding, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, and Snowshoeing.

Access:  Forest Road 597 runs into Red River at Mallette Canyon Road. There is parking along the road near the mouth of the canyon. Mallette Canyon Road provides access to Exploration Road. Exploration Road starts approximately one mile northeast of the park and ends at Midnight Meadows. It is advanced terrain. 

Recommended Season: Summer and Fall for hiking, mountain biking and horseback, and winter and early spring for cross country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Information Center: For more information contact:  Questa Ranger District.



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  Area/Length : 
5.0 miles

  Elevation : 
8,800 feet - 10,000 feet