Things to Do in Red River, New Mexico

Things to Do in Red River, New Mexico
Red River, New Mexico is a small community with plenty of outdoor activities. The warm weather brings hiking and biking during the summer months, but you also have access to skiing, snowboarding and other snow-based activities during the colder months. There are many things to do in Red River, no matter when you visit.


If you like hiking, then you'll appreciate the nearly 140 miles of hiking trails located within the city. You can also walk the same trails if you have a lower activity level. The Red River Nature Trail is noted for beginners because it covers only two miles and has different resting spots along the trail, with signs detailing the history and environment of the area. The Wheeler Peak trail is more advanced because it leads you up to New Mexico's highest spot and covers 10 miles.


The Red River Bike Club leads several different events, such as the Enchanted Circle Century Tour, throughout the year. The tour travels through five different towns in the area for a total of 100 miles. There is also a five-mile mountain bike race held every year in September. If you would prefer biking on your own, Red River also boasts several bike trails for different skill levels.


Red River is home to the Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, which covers 1,400 acres and includes Bobcat Pass at 9,400 feet high. There are more than 18 miles of ski trails running through the area and you can downhill ski or cross-country ski. There are also several shops in the area where you can purchase ski clothes or equipment and rent equipment if you are not ready to buy.


If you're visiting in the winter and aren't in the mood for skiing, you can try your luck at snowmobiling. Day trips take place all winter long, with trained instructors leading you on a trip down one of the many snowmobile trails. There are more than 50 miles of these trails located in the ski Area. Additionally you can take a longer and more adventurous trail, such as the one that leads to Greenie Peak, which is nearly 12,000 feet high.

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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