The Best Chillin in Red River

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Top chillin spots in and near Red River

  • Red River, New Mexico

    Hike the Red River Nature Trail

    2 mi
    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 out and back. We started the trail behind the vis...
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  • Red River, New Mexico

    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 park you will find yourself following along a quar...
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  • Red River, New Mexico

    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 be a swell place hang out, play around on the rock...
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  • Red River, New Mexico

    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 to the library at the east end of town, you can fin...
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  • Red River, New Mexico

    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 road up through the neighborhood and take your sec...
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  • Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

    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. (Note: the southern section is currently closed due ...
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  • Questa, New Mexico

    Camp at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

    4.3
    2.4 mi / 800 ft gain
    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 trails to yourself in the morning and few other visit...
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  • 5 Reyna Road, New Mexico

    Relax in Black Rock Hot Springs

    0.3 mi / 68 ft gain
    At the last switchback on Country Road B-007, is where the trailhead is located. if you've gone to the lowest point possible within the canyon, right next to the river, you have gone too far and need to turn around to the last switchback. it is an easy .3 Mile trail with a 68 foot elevation drop/...
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  • 25 ABC Mesa road, New Mexico

    Camp out at Hotel Luna Mystica & Starlight Campground

    5.0
    Located just Northwest of Taos, New Mexico you can find Hotel Luna Mystica. This is a one of a kind "hotel" site, which is just a site where you can rent out old but renovated trailers to stay in. Have you ever wanted to get a taste of the RV/Trailer life? this is the perfect place to do so. Loca...
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  • Taos, New Mexico

    Drive the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway

    Start the drive at the Taos Plaza in downtown Taos. You can drive the whole loop and enjoy the beautiful scenery and small villages along the way. In the spring, there may still be snowfall, making the drive even more beautiful.
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  • El Prado, New Mexico

    Photograph the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

    4.6
    Completed in 1965, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is the seventh highest bridge in the United States. The design is a steel deck arch bridge than spans 1280 feet and sits 565 feet high. The bridge has sidewalks and viewpoints of the gorge on each side with parking at the Rio Grande Gorge Rest Area p...
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  • El Prado, New Mexico

    Hike the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Trail

    6 mi
    Drive 12 miles west of Taos, New Mexico on US Hwy 64, and you'll drive directly onto the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge that spans 1,280 feet. There's a rest area to the west of the bridge with a parking lot, sitting area, and if you're lucky like we were, a converted sky blue bus selling homemade desse...
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  • La Veta, Colorado

    Camp at Bear Lake

    4.0
    There are two main campgrounds with enough room for RVs. A secret for dispersed campers, if the campgrounds are full, turn south on the dirt road by the lower campground and you can drop a tent anywhere. Caution as this turns into an extreme 4x4 trail within half a mile.From Walsenburg, take CO...
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  • Aguilar, Colorado

    Hike West Spanish Peak

    5.0
    7.2 mi / 2.38 ft gain
    The West Spanish Peak is best reached by way of CO Hwy 12, which connects south and west through the town of La Veta, Colorado. From Denver travel I-25 south to Walsenburg (about 3.5 hours). At Walsenburg take US 160 to CO 12 southwest through the towns of La Veta and Cuchara.Cordova Pass Trailhe...
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