Top Adventures in Red River

  • Hike the Red River Nature Trail

    The Red River Nature Trail starts right in town next to the Platinum Lift off Pioneer Road. The trail travels 2 miles to Goose Lake Road. The hike itself can be taken as a two or four mile hike, depending on weather you access it point to point or...

    2 miles

  • Explore Mallette Park & Canyon

    We stumbled upon this little gem as we were driving through town. This park is nestled right at the base of Mallette Canyon and has several features that becken a winter visit. Along the west side of the canyon, over the small green bridge in the ...

  • Explore No Name Point

    Not even a mile down Bitter Creek Rd, there’s a right-hand turn that takes you next to this spectacular rock outcropping. There's a little dirt parking area when you come down and around the turn that sits right next to Bitter Creek itself.  It’d ...

  • Sledding in Red River

    If you’re looking for an alternative winter activity to indulge your need for gravity sports, you may take the time to rent a sled from Sitzmark’s for $5 and head over to the library to take your chance at reviving your childhood spirit! Heading t...

  • Ski Red River Ski Area

    The resort itself, sits right in town, with 6 lifts. Two of the lifts come down to the river and access various parts of the town, it’s a place that makes you remember what skiing used to be like.  The mountain has roughly 170 acres of skiable ter...

  • Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe the Enchanted Forest Snowplay Area

    Just above the town of Red River up Bobcat Pass is the Enchanted Forest. As you approach the top of the pass you’ll see signs that point you toward the forest into what looks like a neighborhood. Trust the signs and make the turn. Follow the main ...

  • Hike Colombine Trail

    This moderate trail is accessed from the Columbine campground on Highway 38. It will be on your right side when traveling east from Questa. Drive to the back end of the campground, where there are several spaces for parking. The moderate version o...

    8.5 miles 1935 ft gain

  • Hike to Williams Lake and Wheeler Peak

    This hike is conveniently located at Taos Ski Valley and offers two primary options: a fun 4-mile round trip hike to beautiful Williams Lake, or a 7-mile round trip hike all the way to the Wheeler Peak. You can’t go wrong with either option, but i...

  • Climb Mount Wheeler

    Mount Wheeler is the highest peak in New Mexico at 13,161 feet and is considered the 8th highest state peak. The hike begins just over 10,000 feet near the Bavarian Restaurant. Drive past the Taos Ski Resort and follow the signs for the restauran...

    6.2 miles 3083 ft gain

  • Camp at Cuchillo del Medio

    Drive towards the Taos ski area, passing through Arroyo Seco on NM-150 North. Four miles up this road, the Cuchillo del Medio campsites will be on the southeast side of the road. There are two sections of campsites, with side-by-side entrances. (N...

  • Camp at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

    Created in 2013 from partly existing public lands, The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument encompasses a large amount of land along the Rio Grande River from the Colorado border to south of Taos. Far from any major city, you'll likely enjoy tra...

    2.4 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Clear Creek in Cimarron Canyon State Park

    Head North from Eagle Nest towards Cimarron, and about 7 miles (or less) on your right hand, you will find two big signs with a parking area on both sides of the road. If you park on the right side, walk on the inside of the guardrail until you fi...

    2.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Red River, New Mexico

      Elephant Rock Campground

      Overview Elephant Rock Campground has excellent fishing access to the well-stocked Red River, nearby Eagle Rock Lake and hiking into the surrounding high country. This campground is close to the hi...

    • Questa, New Mexico

      Fawn Lakes Campground

      Overview Fawn Lakes Campground is located in Carson National Forest, one of a few campgrounds located along the scenic canyons of Red River. Visitors enjoy fishing and exploring nearby hiking trail...

    • Red River, New Mexico

      Columbine Campground (Nm)

      Overview Columbine Campground is located between Questa and Red River, New Mexico. The Red River flows past the campground and a trailhead leads into the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness area. Columbine ...

    • Colfax County, New Mexico

      Cimarron Campground

      Overview Cimarron Campground is located in the scenic Valle Vidal within Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico, at an elevation of 9,300 feet. The sites are tucked among spruce, aspen and f...

    • Tres Piedras, New Mexico

      Aldo Leopold Cabin

      Overview NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS. Recreation Facilities Natural Features Nearby Attractions

    • Tres Piedras, New Mexico

      Nm Mountains Wildlife Paradise

      Magnificent camp with views for miles to Colorado, the western face of the Rockies to the east, and north America's largest, inactive shield volcano and wilderness area to the west. Lots of Elk, D...

      From $350/night

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