Columbine Creek Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 6th most popular XC Ski in New Mexico.

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West of Red River and east Questa, the Columbine Creek Trail is an eight mile one-way route up the steep and rocky route along the namesake stream in surprisingly lush deciduous forest. The 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, the route also interests with the Columbine-Twinning National Recreation Trail.

The cross country ski 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 6th most popular cross country ski area of all 12 Nordic ski destinations in New Mexico.

Columbine Creek Trail Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  CNF (505) 586-0520; Red River CoC (800) 348-6444; NM Tourism (800) SEENEWM.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

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:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  14320

Columbine Creek Trail Cross Country Skiing Map