Red Lake Trail

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Red Lake Trail # 733

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.

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.


Mountain Biking

To the South San Juan Wilderness boundary

Difficulty Level:  Easy to Intermediate

Camping & Cabins

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


Difficulty Level:  Easy to Intermediate

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level:  Easy to Intermediate

Winter Sports

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Difficulty Level:  Easy to Intermediate


Parking  at the trailhead


  • Trail Measurement: 5.2 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 370513N
  • Compass Longitude: 1062602W
  • Numeric Latitude: 37.0869536
  • Numeric Longitude: -106.4339218
  • Elevation in Meters: 3207
  • Elevation in Feet: 10522

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