Greenie Peak


The Greenie Peak Trail is just North 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 north end of Mallette Road (FR 54), where it turns into dirt. 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, and ends up at Greenie Peak. Looking south from the peak, you can very clearly see the ski runs of Red River Ski Area. 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 6 miles long (one way) and it takes approximately 2 hours or so to reach the peak, which is an excellent place to have lunch and let the kids/pets run around on the large, flat mesa.

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

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This panoramic shot was taken from atop Greenie Peak.  The runs of the Red River Ski area are clearly visible in the background, just above the Cherokee XJ and the full-size Wagoneer.   Note this particularly diverse group of Jeepers--from left to right: a CJ-3B, a Ford Ranger P/U--not a Jeep--disregard this one ;o), a Grand Cherokee ZJ, a YJ Wrangler, a Cherokee Classic XJ, a full-size Wagoneer, a TJ Wrangler, and CJ-5, and a 1943 Ford GPW!

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Cumm. Dist.






N36 42.986'

W105 24.142'



0.69 mi

0.69 mi

17 (NNE)

N36 43.555'

W105 23.920'



0.46 mi

1.15 mi

324 (NW)

N36 43.877'

W105 24.214'



0.22 mi

1.37 mi

287 (WNW)

N36 43.934'

W105 24.442'



0.42 mi

1.79 mi

328 (NNW)

N36 44.243'

W105 24.683'



0.20 mi

1.99 mi

128 (SE)

N36 44.135'

W105 24.510'



0.35 mi

2.34 mi

26 (NNE)

N36 44.405'

W105 24.346'



0.10 mi

2.43 mi

129 (SE)

N36 44.351'

W105 24.262'



0.82 mi

3.25 mi

344 (NNW)

N36 45.031'

W105 24.510'



0.32 mi

3.57 mi

110 (ESE)

N36 44.938'

W105 24.185'



0.31 mi

3.88 mi

35 (NE)

N36 45.159'

W105 23.992'



0.34 mi

4.22 mi

112 (ESE)

N36 45.049'

W105 23.645'



0.27 mi

4.50 mi

49 (NE)

N36 45.203'

W105 23.424'



0.27 mi

4.77 mi

84 (E)

N36 45.226'

W105 23.131'



0.34 mi

5.10 mi

54 (NE)

N36 45.399'

W105 22.835'



0.26 mi

5.36 mi

101 (E)

N36 45.355'

W105 22.559'



0.17 mi

5.53 mi

34 (NE)

N36 45.476'

W105 22.456'



0.24 mi

5.77 mi

300 (WNW)

N36 45.579'

W105 22.681'



0.09 mi

5.86 mi

346 (NNW)

N36 45.656'

W105 22.705'

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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