Pioneer Creek

4.8/5 (15 reviews)
Red River, New Mexico (Taos County)
Last Updated: 01/01/2023
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Highlights

Water, this Jeep trail is for those who like to splash through the water. Situated adjacent to the Red River Ski Resort, the trail will treat you to the benefits of all the snow melt. It is not a long trail but allows you to play in the water, in fact the trail forces you to play in the water! Pioneer Creek steps up the water play by having the creek run directly down the trail for more than a quarter of the length of the trail. With the trailhead located in downtown Red River and being relatively short, it is a perfect trail for those with a tight schedule but a desire to explore the Carson National Forest.

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (15 reviews)
Brett Brogdon
Official Crew
7100
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 01/01/2023

Pioneer Creek is Seasonally Closed until 5/1/2023
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/24/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Fun, easy trail. Lots of water and mud puddles. This is a LOT easier than the orange routes in Colorado.
Brett Brogdon
Official Crew
7100
Status: Partially Open
Visited: 06/28/2022

The Trails have been reopened to vehicle travel. Travel is limited by downed trees from Dec 2021. These trails are being cleared by volunteers so conditions will change daily.
Brett Brogdon
Official Crew
7100
Status: Partially Open
Visited: 05/14/2022

Correction to the Stage 2 Closures: The Motorized off highway vehicle trails are some of the off shoot trails that are specifically Dirt Bike, Side By Side trails. At this time the main trails are still open, albeit most still have trees down from the December storm. At Stage 3 closure, all trails become closed to all access.
Brett Brogdon
Official Crew
7100
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 05/07/2022

Carson National Forest has entered Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Stage 2 fire restrictions prohibit campfires, smoking in certain instances, welding or other torch uses and driving off the roadway, including for hunting and fuelwood gathering activities. Motorized off-highway vehicle trails will be closed and operating a chainsaw or other internal-combustion device will not be allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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