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5 Red River Summer Activities for the Adrenaline Junkie

AuthorHiking Hanna

Red River SummerWhile many people think Red River is just cold weather and snow, that is not the case. Our summers here are one of the busiest times for us. There is so much to do for everyone of all ages. For those adrenaline junkies, looking for things to do on the wild side, here are 5 Red River activities perfect for you.

Hiking in Red River

Hiking the mountains in Northern New Mexico is an experience you will never forget. The amount of memories you will make will stay with you for a lifetime. One of the most common hikes taken is Middlefork Lake. To get to the top of this 2 mile hike you can walk or ride up on horseback. This trail is also pet friendly so be sure to bring your fur baby along for the beautiful view of the lake!

ROV Riding in Red River

Off-road adventuring is a main attraction here in Northern New Mexico and what better time to do it than during the summer! Call Weezie’s to book your ROV reservations. The most popular trail here in Red River is Goose Lake Trail. Some areas of this trail can be narrow, so be sure to watch out for oncoming traffic. Pioneer Canyon Trail, located behind the ski area is another popular one that offers mines and mining cabins. A ride up to Greenie Peak is the highest peak in New Mexico that can be accessed by motor vehicles as well. Once you reach the top you can see views of the Ski Area and Colorado as well. One thing to be mindful of is that if the season is too dry, these trails can be closed to ROVs due to fire risk, so always check first. 

White Water Rafting

If you’re looking for something crazy to do and get soaking wet while at it, then rafting must be on your list to do. Rafting the Rio Grande is some of the best rapids you will find around here. You can raft as long as 17 miles downstream. The experience you have rafting will want you coming back every year and leveling up each time. The thrills it gives and the adventure you take with your family and people you meet along the way is something you will never forget. Call Sitzmark today to book your reservations for your rafting tour.

Ropes Course at Red River Ski and Summer Area

The largest ropes course in New Mexico is located right here in Red River. The Hidden Treasure Aerial Park is three stories tall, getting more difficult the higher you go. Located on the third level is also a zip line that will take you across to another platform where you descend down to the ground. 

Mountain Biking in Red River

This is a great way to explore the mountains and our town of Red River. It’s okay if you don’t have your own mountain bike, our friends at Sitzmark have some you can rent. The Red River Ski and Summer Area and Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area have multiple bike trails that are great for riding and exploring the mountains.

We have everything here that you could ever want to do. Summer in Red River is here and you should be experiencing it. Call us to reserve a cabin and enjoy the weather and beautiful views of the mountains. We are waiting for you!

Red River Summer Guide