Greenie Peak to Red River - FS 54K

Total Miles
1.5

Elevation

3,033.99 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Forest Service Road 54K is a narrow and very steep trail that descends from Greenie Peak to the town of Red River, New Mexico. This windy road down the hill from Greenie Peak consists of loose gravel and dirt. Some areas are very steep and narrow and require extreme caution. 4WD vehicles with short wheelbases are highly recommended due to sharp turns and very narrow trails. This two-way trail is heavily trafficked by SxSs and may require careful maneuvers when coming across due to the narrow trail. Some parts of the trail diverge into two trails, which then converge back into the same trail. Choose the fork on the road carefully as the road less traveled may lead to off-camber sections or very steep and gravelly roads that can be slippery. There are wild chipmunks and birds including hummingbirds, some species of dove, and if you're lucky, bald eagles. The views along the trail of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range are stunning and worth the challenge. There are no toilets available on the trail. There are very few primitive campsite locations along the route due to the mountainous terrain and lack of pull-off locations resulting from the narrow trail.

Photos of Greenie Peak to Red River - FS 54K

Greenie Peak to Red River - FS 54K
Greenie Peak to Red River - FS 54K

Difficulty

This is a narrow and very steep trail consisting of loose gravel and dirt.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

John Thornton
Jul 11, 2024
SxS
Open
Normal
Dusty
Richard Carreno
May 04, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Closed Gate
Posted Sign
Richard Carreno
May 04, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure

Access Description

From Red River, New Mexico, head north on Mallette Road towards Forest Service Road 597. After 2 miles, turn right onto FS 54K to Greenie Peak to start the trail.

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