The 10 Best Things to Do in Eagle Nest, United States

December 26, 2017 Merry Kessler

Eagle Nest is a village in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 290 at the 2010 census. Situated on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, Eagle Nest is a small summer-home and resort area. Originally named Therma, the village was renamed Eagle Nest in the 1930s. The town is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (a sub-range of the Rocky Mountains) in northern New Mexico near the Colorado-state line.
Restaurants in Eagle Nest

1. Cimarron Canyon State Park

28869 Us-64, Eagle Nest, NM 87718 +1 888-667-2757
Excellent
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Cimarron Canyon State Park

Part of the 33,1160-acre Colin Neblett Wildlife Area, the largest wildlife area in the state, this state park features the soaring 400-foot granite formations known as the Cimarron Palisades.

Reviewed By TheOCfromBigD - Dallas, TX

Cimarron Canyon State Park is great place to experience the outdoors. In the summer there are several fishermen working the banks. One of my family's favorite hikes is Clear Creek Falls. A nice moderate and shaded hike to pretty waterfalls.

2. Taos Ski Valley

116 Sutton Pl, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 +1 800-776-1111
Excellent
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4.5 based on 393 reviews

Taos Ski Valley

TEMPORARILY CLOSED until next winter ski season Located at the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains in Northern New Mexico, Taos Ski Valley is a world famous destination for riders and skiers of all ability levels. Taos is primarily know for its steeps but offers beginner & intermediate trails off the top of every single chair lift. For the advanced to expert skier/rider Taos offers some of the most challenging and varied terrain in the country, especially off its hike to ridges. The family vibe is also embodied in the quaint village of Taos Ski Valley. Not overdeveloped the resort offers a simple night life, lots of dining options, with everything in close proximity. If you are looking for more than skiing/riding check out the historic town of Taos just 18 miles down the road for a true vacation destination.

Reviewed By Andy F - Monroe, Georgia

We visited Albuquerque and planned to take our kids snowboarding at Sandia Peak, but they had very little snow there. So, we decided to drive a couple hours north to Taos and enrolled our kids in snowboarding school. They loved it! Alastair was their instructor and she did a great job. There were only 4 kids in their group and they learned everything needed to be successful. The kids said it was pretty hard to get the hang of, but they did well. The resort is very nice and many the facilities at the resort are brand new. We highly recommend Taos for anyone wanting challenging trails and a fun time.

3. Vietnam Veterans Memorial

34 Country Club Rd, US 64 Mile Marker 276, 5 Miles North of Angel Fire, Angel Fire, NM 87710 +1 575-377-2293
Excellent
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5 based on 235 reviews

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial in the United States. In 1987 Congress recognized the site as a memorial of national significance. Our visitor center features educational exhibits. The grounds are a peaceful and beautiful backdrop for the Chapel.

Reviewed By Sonja M - Lubbock, Texas

Take time while you are in Angel Fire to stop in and visit. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The views are beautiful. The memorials are very touching. Seeing photos and objects from the war made it more real. I liked that they had items that you could touch.

4. Goose Lake Trail

Red River, NM
Excellent
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Goose Lake Trail

Moderate to difficult hike, six miles one way.

Reviewed By Walker M - Tulsa, OK

If nature is your thing then you will love the Goose Lake trail. On the way up you can catch old miner cabins, blasting holes, relics from the past and of course beautiful scenery, I went in September, the temperature at the bottom of the trail was 81 and it was sleeting at the top. Just be prepared for a change of weather. Love it!

5. Eagle Nest State Park

Us Hwy 64, Eagle Nest, NM
Excellent
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4 based on 28 reviews

Eagle Nest State Park

Reviewed By uphill69 - Pensacola, Florida

A wonderful mountain lake in a gorgeous mountain setting. Day parking pass (or seasonal) required. FIsh for trout, pike, perch and salmon.

6. Turquoise Trout

3365 Mountain Rd, South Ramp, Angel Fire, NM +1 575-224-0511
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5 based on 25 reviews

Turquoise Trout

Reviewed By Georgekl773 - Bonita Springs, Florida

I had a great time fishing with Jeremy in his luxury pontoon. It was a gorgeous morning in Eagle nest lake with no wind and spectacular views. We caught one kokonee and many perch. What can I say, first class boat, first class lake and a first class guide. I can't wait to do it again.

7. Comanche Creek Brewing Company

225 Comanche Creek Road, Eagle Nest, NM 87718 +1 575-377-2337
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5 based on 11 reviews

Comanche Creek Brewing Company

Reviewed By Txrdwarrior320 - Plainview, Texas

Bit of a drive down dirt roads to get to the brewery. It was well mark from the hi way all the way to the brewery. We were greeted by Jack, the family Australian shepherd! It is a small building with a walk up door/window to place your order. Had a covered outdoor seating area with a few picnic tables. The daily selection was on a chalk board, with descriptions of each selection. I would recommend bringing some snacks to have with your brew. They have drinks for kids as well.

8. Williams Lake

Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM
Excellent
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Williams Lake

Reviewed By Ralf K - San Francisco, California

Nice 2mi (one way) hike with a 1000ft elevation change (Williams Lake is at about 11,000ft asl). The trail is challenging over the first mile (lots of rubble and rocks) and does not give any view (all within the forest), but as closer you get to the lake, the trail and the vistas improve.
Ideal hike if you only half a day for hiking.

9. Cimarron River

Eagle Nest, NM 87749
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Cimarron River

Located in northern New Mexico, this scenic river is dotted with campsites and laced with lovely trails.

Reviewed By J H

Lovely spot to sit and relax! Watch the fish in the water. Fish if you like. Be sure to have a New Mexico Day Use Pass if you're in the state park area. (Big fine if you don't.)

10. Palisades Sill Official Scenic Historic Marker

US-64 at milepost 294, Eagle Nest, NM
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Palisades Sill Official Scenic Historic Marker

Reviewed By R.D. A

Large rock feature in Cimarron Canyon. Great place for family pictures with rocks behind you. Also beautiful clear cold Cimarron running at end of parking area. Fun to just listen to it splash and run.

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