While a trip to Red River is good for the soul, the towns surrounding Red River have plenty of other activities to visit and do. Enjoy some day trip recommendations from our locals during your next stay in Red River!
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Ride the soft desert wind with Rio Grand Balloons in Taos. They offer sunrise flights over the Rio Grand Gorge! You may even get to drop below into the canyon and float just above the river if the weather is right. This could give you the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Don’t miss this opportunity that is just an hour from Red River.
Golfing Options in Northern New Mexico
If you’re one that likes to swing a golf club then we have a few golf courses surrounding Red River that you must visit. Angel Fire Resort Golf Club is open for non-members and the greens on the course are beautiful! Tee off on this par 72 course at 8,600 feet above sea level! Hole #6 places you 200 feet vertically so that you’re looking down at the green. Just a 30-minute drive from Red River, it’s a great day trip to take with your golf-loving friends!
Taos Country Club was rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, making it one of the best golf courses in New Mexico. This course is playable year-round, depending on the snow of course. Take the opportunity next time you’re in Red River and take the hour drive to Taos to check out this magnificent layout of Taos Country Club Golf Course!
Sand Dunes Pool-Hooper
This family-owned Sand Dunes Pool is a great time year-round. Just a 2-hour drive from Red River, this pool is located in Hooper, Colorado. This resort includes a large swimming pool and a smaller relaxing pool all filled with hot springs. The water temperature is anywhere between 98 and 100 degrees. Parents can enjoy a smaller pool where the water is just a little bit warmer while your kids jump off the diving board into the big pool. Enjoy lunch and snacks from the pool grill.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Take a day trip to Chama, NM and catch a train ride on America’s ‘most scenic train’. This National Historic Landmark is owned by both New Mexico and Colorado and crosses the border 11 times during its 64-mile day trip. The excursion takes you through the steep mountain canyons and meadows as you go through parts of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. You may choose between an enclosed car or the Gondola car which doesn’t have a roof and is open to all passengers. Lunch is included on your ride as well as the possibility of seeing wildlife such as deer, bighorn sheep, antelope, elk, and even bears!
Drive the Enchanted Circle
84 miles in length, the Enchanted Circle takes you around Wheeler Peak and through 5 cities as well as up to Taos Ski Valley. This drive is beautiful, especially during the fall as you can see the aspens start to change colors on the mountains. Stop for lunch when you get to Taos at any of the restaurants and enjoy the drive with this captivating scenery.
These are just a few ideas for day trips that you can plan with your family for your next trip to the mountains. If you have any questions give our office a call and we can help lead you in the right direction!