Information on Vacationing in Red River, New Mexico

Information on Vacationing in Red River, New Mexico
Red River is a town in north-central New Mexico, nestled in the scenic beauty of the Carson National Forest. Like its more famous neighbor Taos, Red River is a popular outdoors destination both summer and winter.

Northern New Mexico

The green landscape of northern New Mexico comes as a surprise to some, who imagine most or all of the state to be desert. Carson National Forest comprises much of this greenness, and covers roughly 2,300 square miles of territory.


The local forest is made up of aspen, cottonwood, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and spruce trees. There are also over 250 species of wildflower in the area.


The forest is home to beavers, black bears, bobcats, deer and elk.


One thing that draws visitors to the Red River area are the fish. There are brook, German brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout, as well as salmon and pike.

Summer Activities

In addition to the aforementioned fishing, summer means hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and hunting in the Red River area.

Winter Activities

Winter brings snow to Red River, and with it skiing and snowboarding.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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