What to do and see in Red River, New Mexico (NM): The Best Budget-friendly Things to do

November 28, 2021 Giuseppe Pratt

Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States, located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The population was 477 at the 2010 census. Red River is a prime spot for tourism on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, and is 36 miles (57.9 kilometres) from Taos, New Mexico.
Restaurants in Red River

1. Fagan's Guided Fly Fishing

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5.0 based on 40 reviews

Fagan's Guided Fly Fishing

Operating under special usage permit to access Carson National Forest, Guide Jeff Fagan has a variety of trips available for the novice or experienced angler. Join him for a day of fly fishing the best holes in the area. You will enjoy a great experience in the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Fly rod, tackle, and waders are provided. All participants must provide a valid NM fishing license.

2. Columbine Trail

Red River, NM
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5.0 based on 45 reviews

Columbine Trail

Approximately five miles one-way, this is a scenic and moderate-rated trail that leads hikers along a river and through meadows.

Reviewed By Missing-mountains - Joplin, United States

We got to explore this beautiful trail with old and young hikers (age range 8-50 years). It was a great trail will some slope and loose rock, but not a problem for our family. The water crossings were all either log bridges (so exciting for the kids) or well spaced, dry, solid stepping stones. In 1.5 hours we had seen numerous waterfalls, 2 meadows full of wild flowers and were tired enough to turn around. You can easily hike as far as you want or keep on pushing to the further trails. We took the easy going short hike. Enjoy.

3. Wheeler Peak

Red River, NM
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5.0 based on 61 reviews

Wheeler Peak

An extremely challenging, eight to ten mile hike (one way).

Reviewed By 2gonesomewhere - Marathon, United States

New Mexico's highest peak at 13167 (13161?13159? anyway it's the tallest). Shortest trail is up the Williams Lake side - about 1/4 mile before the lake hang a left. Well marked. I measured about 9.5 miles round trip from trail head at Williams Lake parking area, including a short detour to Mt. Walter which shares saddle to Wheeler and as second highest (13141) should easily be honored with a visit. Great views of Williams Lake area, and Red River area on the other side. Another trail leaves from the Taos Ski Valley parking lot and is much longer via Bull-of-the Woods Trail. This is a nice hike too - we went part way to visit Fraser (Frazer) Mountain at 12163'. Nice hike too, bighorns around. If you go to Wheeler this way it is more like 13-14 miles round trip.

4. Red River Offroad

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Red River Offroad

Off-road Mountain Tours. The only year around tour guide company in Red River. Jeep Tours..UTV Tours... Fall Foliage Tours of the Spectacular Aspen color change. Winter Snow Tours on our Snow Cat November-March.

5. Red River Community House

116 E. Main St., Red River, NM 87558 +1 575-754-2349 http://www.redrivercommunityhouse.org
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Red River Community House

The Red River Community House is a non-profit organization, and our activities and services are offered FREE of charge to kids and families. Daily activities at the Community House include:HikingLine DancingTeen NightMusic in the MountainsGames on the LawnBoat BuildingKids Nature ClassGeo-cachingRed River History TourInternet AccessFlower WalkMiddle Fork HikeExploration HikeYoga and PilatesZumba and much much more!!!Please come by and give us a visit, we would be more than happy to make sure your time in Red River is well spent.

6. Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area

29 Sangre de Cristo Dr, Red River, NM 87558 +1 575-754-6112 [email protected] http://www.enchantedforestxc.com
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5.0 based on 72 reviews

Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area

Enchanted Forest is New Mexico's largest and only full service cross country ski area. We offer a full rental shop, PSIA XC ski lessons, ski patrol, and snack bar, all at our comfy day lodge and lesson area. With 32 km of ski trails, and 18 km of snowshoe trails we offer plenty of terrain for anyone to have fun. We also offer Summer and Winter on trail yurt rentals. Ski or Snowshoe in the Winter, or Hike or Mt. Bike in the Summer.

Reviewed By hannahlQ2040XP

This is a charming and beautiful place for Nordic skiing. The owners and staff are just lovely and we are definitely coming back!

7. All Seasons Sports

600 W Main Street, Red River, NM 87558 +1 575-754-2308 [email protected] http://allseasonsrrnm.com/
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All Seasons Sports

Reviewed By doughC7205YO

We rented ski equipment here. These folks were so friendly, and accommodating to our needs. The pricing was great too. We ended up buying some ski wear too. No pushy sales people. Very helpful and kind. I have a special needs child and they were very sweet to him and treated him just like a member of their family. I am a travel agent and would highly recommend renting from this place. Their store is amazing as well. We will definitely be back.

8. Middlefork Lake

Road trail 487, Red River, NM
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5.0 based on 28 reviews

Middlefork Lake

9. Mallette Park Nature Trail

Red River, NM
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Mallette Park Nature Trail

Great walking path, short quarter-mile loop.

Reviewed By hmclellan - Seabrook, United States

Easy little trail right in town. It's nothing too long, but it's pretty and a nice spot to enjoy with kids. Fun little place to walk the dog if your four-legged family member is with you on your trip.

10. Red River Nature Trail

Red River, NM
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Red River Nature Trail

Located right in Red River, can be taken as a two or four mile hike.

Reviewed By O7736OEcarolyns - Georgetown, United States

Very pretty walk following the river running through the town and among the trees. Fairly flat, easy shaded walk, and you can cross two bridges and double back into town.

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