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Breathtaking Beauty with Fun along the way....

This is one of those trails that is not always open due to bad road conditions, too much snow, etc... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
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This place is so beautiful it is hard to take it all in! We rented a RZR and drove right to the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Clovis, New Mexico
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“goose lake”(51 reviews)
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Moderate to difficult hike, six miles one way.
Red River, NM
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Use caution if you plan on keeping this trail until they fix the road. September 2, 2018 I lost my dad to this trail due to road conditions. My father was a veteran jeeper, this was one of his favorite trails, had he known the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
8  Thank magdalena417
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We read reviews of this trail before we went to Red River and thought it sounded challenging and fun. After talking to the locals, who none will go up this trail in any type of ROV we decided better not try it. One local told...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Deb S
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is one of those trails that is not always open due to bad road conditions, too much snow, etc. If you have the opportunity to make the trip, you will not be disappointed. Must have 4 wheel drive or be on tour to make...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

This place is so beautiful it is hard to take it all in! We rented a RZR and drove right to the lake. This was my very first trail ride and I am hooked. Just sad I waited till I was 63 to try this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Electme2
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We rented an ATV and rode up the trail from Red River, New Mexico. This is a great spot to take a picnic lunch and spend time exploring. We saw lots of wildlife and shared Peanuts with the birds and chipmunks. You are able to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Storworld
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The trail was alittle more than a medium trail.In several spots the trail was ruff and uneven.( we even encountered lots of water).Much to our surprise, we reached Goose Lake, it was so totally worth the trip.Beautiful and very scenic.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Rented a UTV and drove the 6 mile trip to the lake. Extremely rough but the time we spent at the lake was well worth it. The trout were in a biting mood, so we caught and released a half dozen or so before eating...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Dennishoddy
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Knew we wanted to do this trail before we got to Red River. I read the reviews on this site and figured it would be no problem in our Jeep which is lifted and equipped with larger tires and a winch. Went by the visitors...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank swilie
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The trail is rough. I would not recommend taking a regular 4x4 pickup. It takes approximately on hour each way in a Razor. We will always ride this trail when in the area.

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank KParnell
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The trail was rough in places but well worth it to see the lake... A must do for sure. We rented a Mule type of vehicle to go up the trail. We saw old mining cabins, a Elk running away from us in the woods,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank RetMarineFamily
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jerry l
6 October 2017|
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Response from LesleyBJ | Reviewed this property |
I would not feel comfortable going up in a 2500 ram pickup. The road is too narrow and getting more narrow. If you met another vehicle it could be very dangerous. We have gone up in a Jeep Wrangler the last 3 years. The... More
Sara L
7 July 2017|
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Response from Haley L | Reviewed this property |
Unlikely. Goose is pretty rough. You can rent a variety of 4x4 vehicles in town, or take a jeep tour. Goose is beautiful, and worth the rental fees.