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Secluded Bliss in the Woods

Columbine is beautiful in all the tall forest and nature. There is spots for camping,but big rigs... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
George P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Beautiful trail, but...

This trail will forever be remembered as the "Llama Poop Trail". It was everywhere! So word to... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Wendi B
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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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  • Terrible3%
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Red River, NM
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Columbine is beautiful in all the tall forest and nature. There is spots for camping,but big rigs not so much.,the river runs through the campground. Town of Red River is about 10'miles away. Enjoy.

Thank George P
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This trail will forever be remembered as the "Llama Poop Trail". It was everywhere! So word to the wise, watch where you step. The trail starts out easy enough, and after the first river crossing becomes increasingly more difficult. After river crossing #3 you'll find...More

Thank Wendi B
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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

1  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.

1  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

2  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.

1  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
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Linda T
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
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.