Area Status: Open

The Red Lake trail is 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

Directions:

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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

To the South San Juan Wilderness boundary

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Dispersed Camping

Red Lake area

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Lake and Pond Fishing

Red Lake

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Backpacking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Amenities

Parking: at the trailhead

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.2 miles

  Latitude : 
37.08610383

  Longitude : 
-106.4119008

  Elevation : 
10300 - 11700

 

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