Red Lake Trail # 733

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Red Lake trail isĀ 5.2 miles long. It begins at Forest Road 114 and ends at Red Lake. The trail climbs the La Manga Creek Valley to Jarosa Mesa, an alpine plateau. Spectacular views of the Continental Divide and of the Elk Creek and Los Pinos drainages can be enjoyed at the mesa top. Red Lake area is popular for fishing and camping.

The trail is open for the following uses: Horseback Riding, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Mountain biking is allowed up to the Wilderness Boundary.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Parking

General Information


From Chama, NM travel about 24 miles north east on Highway 17 to forest road 114, turn west and follow  the road approximately one mile to the trailhead, parking available.

Recreation Map

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate


Parking at the trailhead