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Red River Events You Don’t Want To Miss

Four Seasons – Yes, we got ‘em. Whether you plan your visit in the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, you can enjoy the best kept secret in our part of the world. We invite you to see why we came to visit then stayed a lifetime.

Winter Events in Red River

You are just in time to share our passion for winter sports in Red River. Snow Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, or Tubing; Guided Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) Tours, ATV rentals, and mountain biking trails offer great fun for the whole family.

Close your eyes and imagine spending a day on the slopes or jeeping in the mountains then enjoying a nice warm fire at night with a …..(insert your favorite drink here! We probably have that too). O.K. you can open your eyes now and continue reading – unless you have audio assistance.

Our Christmas Luminaria Ski/Snowshoe Tour is one of our most beautiful and humbling experiences. The city “lights” up with candles in paper bags at night around homes, streets and sidewalks for a unique perspective on Christmas Day. The lighting of an almost 2 mile stretch of the Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area with candles is a tradition we locals enjoy and we are sure you will too.

The Snow Coach Dinner is a once-in-a-lifetime event you will want to enjoy – more than once! The heated coach takes you to The Ski Tip Restaurant – elevation 10,350 ft – where Chef Kai will prepare you a unique dining experience. Your decent will allow you a look down upon the twinkling lights of Red River and your cozy place to rest for the night.

Our winters can be extended – Mother Nature makes that call. In February, we celebrate our own version of Mardi Gras, sometimes in the snow. We don’t want to brag, but New Orleans can’t say that.

Spring Events in Red River

Spring offers warmer days for the outside activities like hiking, biking, fishing, and horseback riding.

Our 37th Annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally is held Memorial Day Weekend. If you love your motorcycle, join us for a fun filled weekend of live music, rides, leather and lace.

Summer Events in Red River

Warm summer days are great for white water rafting. Since the rivers in the area depend on the snow melt, we can assure you it will be chilly. But that adds to the thrill of it. The Class 4 rapids takes you through “Dead Texan Hole”, “The Rock Garden” and “Shark holes”. No real sharks, though, that’s just the name of the 90 ft drop in elevation in 1 mile. Hang on to your seats for this one. If you prefer a slower pace, we do have some nice calm Class 3 rapids in the area.

Carson National Forest, covering 5 million acres, is home to Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico. It offers horseback riding, hiking and biking. But remember, this is a national treasure. Please carry out what you carry in, and don’t feed the animals….we don’t want to spoil them.

Fall Events in Red River

While most other areas’ fall activities center around changing the clock back, we prefer something a little more exciting – Oktoberfest! An annual event held in Brandenburg Park allows our local breweries to show off their craft for your pleasure. Yodeling, Polka Music, Chicken Dance and activities for the kids are all packed in one weekend – in October!

These are just a few of the year-round fun events in Red River. I can tell you more later. Right now I have to go get my skis down from their mount over the fireplace. Ski Season opens around November 21, and I need to get them ready to hit the slopes!

See you on the slopes, the Coach Dinner Tour, Mardi Gras, the Bike Rally, the hiking trails, and Oktoberfest!

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