Monthly Archives November 2011

Red River, New Mexico: Re-enchanting a new generation

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Red River, New Mexico has long been a favorite vacation spot, enticing families to return again and again, year after year. What makes a town of only four-hundred or so in population so popular?

That is easy; because some things never go out of style; like the friendly towns-folk greeting you as you pass them on the street, or good old-fashion hospitality, and the earthy people who own, operate, and manage the quaint businesses in this charming old-west mountain town at over eighty-seven hundred feet altitude.

For anyone familiar with Red River, little else need be said...

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Snowmobiling in Red River, New Mexico

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Red River, New Mexico, is in the Sangre de Christo Mountains, just northeast of Taos and close to the Colorado border. Several businesses within Red River offer rental snowmobiles. Visitors can choose to head out and explore on their own, perhaps take in the groomed trails leading up Greenie Peak, or they can explore the trails crisscrossing Kit Carson National Forest.

Regulations

Visitors to New Mexico must obtain a permit to ride on public lands. Travelers should be aware that the state requires snowmobiles to be registered unless they are used only on private land. Nonresidents can pay fees and acquire temporary permits through an online registration process...

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Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally

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Q: What has 30,000 motorcycles, 100 vendors selling food, leather and motorcycle accessories, live music in the glorious Southern Rocky Mountains, and a tour to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation?

A: It’s the biggest motorcycle rally in New Mexico, and a nearly three decade tradition in the little town of Red River: the Red River Memorial Day Weekend Motorcycle Rally.

Red River is one of New Mexico’s most popular summer vacation destinations due to its breathtaking scenery and cool mountain temperatures...

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Red River, NM Vacation Recap

So, I was MIA all last week due to a family vacation to Red River, NM. It was a blast. I hadn’t been to Red River in a few years, (I wasn’t even drinking age the last time I went!) so it was nice to go back to “Little Texas” as it is often called. We enjoyed shopping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and several day trips to Taos and Santa Fe. Definitely a jam-packed week.

Here’s a few highlights:

One of the best ways to appreciate the lush mountains in Red River is to take the lifts up to the top of Wheeler Peak. Red River is a popular destination for skiers in the winter, but the lifts stay open year round. If you’re ambitious (and haven’t eaten your weight in candy on the drive) you can even hike down.

Red River also has some scenic fishing spots, we caught our fair share of rainbow t...

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The Entire Family Hits Red River New Mexico on Vacation

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As a child my family would go to Red River New Mexico for vacation, especially those vacations that included extended family members. We would fish, hike, shop and just enjoy the wonder that is Red River.

Red River sits in the Southern Rockies, part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range in Taos County New Mexico.  In the winter, there’s great skiing and summer time is all about fishing, hiking and ATVs.  Of course throw in live music, green chilies and fresh air and you have a great vacation any time of year!

Our family reserved the bottom floor of the main building of the Lazy Miner Lodge.  There’s an area with a swing set, BBQ grills, horse shoes and picnic tables to enjoy the outdoors...

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