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Planning Ahead For Your Red River Stay

AuthorSledding Sara

Planning Trip To Red River NM

What’s special about Red River is that no matter the time of the year you come to visit, you know that you and your family will make amazing memories. With that being said, there is no better time to start planning your next Red River get away than right now. In this blog we will talk about planning and preparing for your next trip to Red River, NM.

Planning Ahead

This is the first and most important thing. The sooner you plan your trip the better you can prepare for it. First, you need to decide when you want to come visit us as there are different things to do in each season. Time flies by when you’re waiting for your trip to arrive and the best thing to do is plan months ahead, even a year in advance.

If you’re wanting to ski and ride snowmobiles, then winter is the best time for you to plan your trip to the mountains. Have your route to Red River prepared and other routes included just in case a storm comes out of nowhere and you need another way into town. 

Preparing for High Altitude

Going from 1,000 feet above sea level to over 8,000 within hours can cause sickness known as altitude sickness. A few tips to help prevent this sickness is to eat carbs, drink lots of water, and take it easy. Staying hydrated is very important, especially when traveling to Red River where the elevation is greater than 8,500 feet above sea level. It’s best to start drinking water a couple days before your road trip and to continue drinking water throughout your stay with us.

Get the Kids Involved

Let the children make a list of things they want to do while visiting. This gives them the satisfaction of helping plan the trip and having a say in things to do. Give them some examples of things to do like fish, snow tubing at Red River Ski & Summer Area, summer tubing, and hiking trails are great outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Make Your Packing List Ahead of Time

Make a thorough packing list that contains everything you might need for your trip. To get the family involved, let the children make their list of things they want to pack and help out with items they may forget. Some of our properties have board games for our guests to play. A bad winter storm may come and could cancel plans if you get snowed in for a few hours. Pack a family favorite game or pick one up at The Candy Crate, located right next to our office.

Cabin rentals book up fast in our mountain town of Red River and keep in mind that we book up to 365 days in advance.  It just so happens that our summers are just as busy or even busier than the winters here. Before you head home, stop by our office and reserve one of our new properties for your next stay! Red River is full of fun and exciting adventures, so don’t delay and plan today!

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