Snowmobiling in Red River, New Mexico

Red River New Mexico Vacation Rentals

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. The state’s Department of Game and Fish website also includes a list of states with off-highway vehicle registrations that allow riders to bypass purchase of a New Mexico permit.

According to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, riders under age 18 are not allowed to carry passengers and must wear helmets, complete an off-highway motor vehicle course and obtain a safety permit.
Red River Sled Shed

The Sled Shed in Red River offers guided tours that follow groomed trails and also allow runs on open areas. The tour itineraries include sites such as Sawmill Mountain, Greenie Peak and the Carson National Forest. The staff provides orientation that covers information on how to operate a snowmobile and provide trail assistance along the way. Snowmobiles with hand warmers and backrests are available. Snowsuits, boots and helmets are supplied for no additional fee, so you can leave the heavy gear at home and still enjoy a warm trip up the mountain.

Red River Sled Shed
616 Main St.
Red River, NM 87558?
575-754-6370?
800-395-0121
redrivernm.com
Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures

Bobcat Pass Adventures is in the high country, at Bobcat Pass in the Moreno Valley. Guests can select a one-, two- or three-hour snowmobile tour, with cold weather gear provided. While the facility offers suits, boots and helmets, visitors should bring their own goggles and gloves. Serious riders can make arrangements for a more daring tour through this venue.

Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures
1670 Highway 38
Red River, NM 87558
575-754-2769
bobcatpass.com
Fast Eddie’s Inc.

Fast Eddie’s tours lead to sites such as Red River Lookout, Colorado Lookout, Greenie Peak, Midnight Meadows and the Spanish Mine. Riders do not need to be experienced to participate; instruction is provided before departure and along the way. The tour guides are certified in first aid and CPR and carry two-way radios in case of emergency. Snowsuits, boots and helmets are offered for no additional fee.

Fast Eddie’s, Inc.
417 W. Main St.
Red River, NM 87558
575-754-3103
fasteddies.samsbiz.com

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