Old Red River Pass

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At over a hundred years old, the Old Red River Pass is a trail with some history. This was the only eastern access into the town of Red River until the mid 1960s. Considering the town began to gain popularity as a tourist destination in the 1930s, it is fun to imagine what it was like to travel in t...Read More
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Highlights of Old Red River Pass

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Forest Category IconForest
Snow Wheeling Category IconSnow Wheeling
Wash Category IconWash
Highest Elevation
9857 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
05/01 - 12/31
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
488
Nearest Town
Red River
Nearest Services
Red River
Management Agency
Carson National Forest
District
Questa District

Overview

At over a hundred years old, the Old Red River Pass is a trail with some history. This was the only eastern access into the town of Red River until the mid 1960s. Considering the town began to gain popularity as a tourist destination in the 1930s, it is fun to imagine what it was like to travel in the family station wagon down these switchbacks for the annual family vacation. Now the Old Red River Pass is a Forest Road with little maintenance, so high clearance vehicles are required. On the climb up the pass you will encounter spectacular views of the town and the Wheeler Peak wilderness.

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4 Waypoints
14 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
22 Community Reviews
1 Video
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