Columbine Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 27th most popular mountain bike trail in New Mexico.

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West of Red River and east Questa, the Columbine Creek Trail is an eight mile one-way mountain bike route up the steep and rockymountain bike route along the namesake stream in surprisingly lush deciduous forest. Themountain bike route begins at 8,000 feet and climbs through pine and aspen forests on the way to 11,200. About a mile from the trailhead, themountain bike route also interests with the Columbine-Twinning National Recreation Trail.

The trailhead is on the south side of NFS Columbine Campground. The campground is located 8 miles west of Questa on the south side of SR38.

Overall, Columbine Creek Trail is the 27th most popular mountain bike trail of all 53 mountain biking rides in New Mexico. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Columbine Creek Trail including South Boundary Trail, Devisadero Loop Trail, Cordova Trails, Maquinita Canyon Trail System, Agua Piedra Trail and Alamitos TrailNorthside Trail System.

Columbine Creek Trail near Red River (NM/US)

Columbine Creek Trail near Red River (NM/US)

Columbine Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  CNF (505) 586-0520; Red River CoC (800) 348-6444; New Mexico Tourism Department (505) 827-7400.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Northern NM" from Bob D'Antonio

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Columbine Campground

Luxury Loding:  Sundance B&B, Red River (505) 754-2321

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  36.57744, -105.51575

Date Published:  3/21/2016

Date Updated:  7/28/2016

ID:  14370

Columbine Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map


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