Goose Lake

 

The Goose Lake Trail is just South of Red River, NM (which is approximately 34 miles North, and then East of Taos), in the Carson National Forest. The trailhead is located on the southeast edge of the town of Red River, off of SR 578, at FT 66. Ranging in elevation from approximately 8,500 feet to over 11,500 feet, the trail traverses the northern portion of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, past Black Mountain, and ends up at Goose Lake. If you’re in good enough physical condition to hike up the steep foot trail on the opposite side of the Lake, there’s an outstanding view of Wheeler Peak, the highest peak in New Mexico (13,161 feet). The trail consists mostly of rock/gravel roads. The rocks are all small (less than 6 inches in diameter), but it keeps you moving slowly nonetheless. The trail is just under 7 miles long (one way) and it takes approximately 2 hours or so to reach the lake, which is an excellent place to have lunch and to hide out from civilization.

Difficulty Rating:  One (1) Easy
(based on my personal rating scale on the Trails Page)



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Waypoint:

To:

Distance

Cumm. Dist.

Bearing

Lat

Long

GL01

       

N36° 41.773'

W105° 23.544'

 

GL02

0.11 mi

0.11 mi

206° (SSW)

N36° 41.691'

W105° 23.595'

 

GL03

0.19 mi

0.30 mi

267° (W)

N36° 41.683'

W105° 23.800'

 

GL04

0.09 mi

0.38 mi

22° (NNE)

N36° 41.753'

W105° 23.765'

 

GL05

0.05 mi

0.44 mi

232° (SW)

N36° 41.725'

W105° 23.810'

 

GL06

0.05 mi

0.48 mi

7° (N)

N36° 41.766'

W105° 23.803'

 

GL07

0.11 mi

0.59 mi

248° (WSW)

N36° 41.730'

W105° 23.916'

 

GL08

0.11 mi

0.70 mi

284° (WNW)

N36° 41.753'

W105° 24.031'

 

GL09

0.14 mi

0.84 mi

222° (SW)

N36° 41.663'

W105° 24.131'

 

GL10

0.14 mi

0.99 mi

192° (SSW)

N36° 41.542'

W105° 24.163'

 

GL11

0.17 mi

1.15 mi

219° (SW)

N36° 41.428'

W105° 24.279'

 

GL12

0.23 mi

1.39 mi

233° (SW)

N36° 41.307'

W105° 24.478'

 

GL13

0.32 mi

1.71 mi

215° (SW)

N36° 41.078'

W105° 24.680'

 

GL14

0.35 mi

2.06 mi

259° (W)

N36° 41.022'

W105° 25.056'

 

GL15

0.20 mi

2.26 mi

350° (N)

N36° 41.194'

W105° 25.094'

 

GL16

0.56 mi

2.82 mi

217° (SW)

N36° 40.808'

W105° 25.464'

 

GL17

0.22 mi

3.04 mi

165° (SSE)

N36° 40.628'

W105° 25.403'

 

GL18

0.19 mi

3.23 mi

232° (SW)

N36° 40.527'

W105° 25.563'

 

GL19

0.12 mi

3.35 mi

166° (SSW)

N36° 40.427'

W105° 25.531'

 

GL20

0.12 mi

3.46 mi

241° (WSW)

N36° 40.378'

W105° 25.640'

 

GL21

0.20 mi

3.67 mi

159° (SSE)

N36° 40.213'

W105° 25.560'

 

GL22

0.18 mi

3.85 mi

204° (SSW)

N36° 40.071'

W105° 25.640'

 

GL23

0.23 mi

4.07 mi

275° (W)

N36° 40.089'

W105° 25.887'

 

GL24

0.23 mi

4.31 mi

226° (SW)

N36° 39.948'

W105° 26.067'

 

GL25

0.49 mi

4.80 mi

158° (SSE)

N36° 39.554'

W105° 25.871'

 

GL26

0.76 mi

5.55 mi

206° (SSW)

N36° 38.964'

W105° 26.231'

 

GL27

0.17 mi

5.73 mi

252° (WSW)

N36° 38.918'

W105° 26.411'

 

GL28

0.26 mi

5.98 mi

181° (S)

N36° 38.694'

W105° 26.414'

 

GL29

0.52 mi

6.51 mi

218° (SW)

N36° 38.333'

W105° 26.760'

 

GL30

0.21 mi

6.71 mi

221° (SW)

N36° 38.198'

W105° 26.905'

Notice: Off-highway travel is by its very nature potentially dangerous and could result in property damage, injury, or even death.  If you drive any of the trails on this web site, you acknowledge these risks and assume full responsibility.  You are the final judge as to whether a trail is safe to drive, whether your vehicle is capable of the journey, and whether your skills are up to the challenge.  The publisher of this web site disclaims any and all liability for property damage, bodily injury, or death that could occur to you or any of your passengers.  To the best of my knowledge, the information contained on this page was accurate as of the time I road this trail during the Fall of 2001.   However, things change over time.  And portions of this trail may no longer be legally accessible to motorized vehicles.  Therefore, please be good stewards of our sport--always stay on designated trails . . . and always, always remember to Tread Lightly!

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