No skis? No problem! Red River offers plenty of activities on and off the slopes. Skiing and snowboarding are often the main reasons why travelers visit Red River, New Mexico, but that is not always true! During the winter months, the town of Red River offers many other activities for the whole family. Keep reading for more activities our small town of Red River has to offer!
Winter Tubing in Red River
Wanting to do something fun with the whole family before you head back to the cabin for a warm dinner? Red River Ski and Summer Area offers tubing sessions after the slopes close, beginning at 4:30 pm. There are no age requirements, but you must be at least 42 inches tall. This year, winter tubing will be open the day before the ski season begins, so if you’re going to be in town on November 22, call the ski area and purchase your tubing tickets today!
Snowmobiling in Red River
Red River has miles and miles of groomed trails through the Carson National Forest for snowmobile tours! You have a few businesses here in town where you can rent a snowmobile. Check out Red River Sled Shed for guided tours to Sawmill Mountain or Greenie Peak. The staff at Red River Sled Shed will provide you with information on how to operate a snowmobile and will help you along the trail. Snowsuits, boots, and helmets are provided but be sure to dress warmly for the day of your ride.
Sledding in Red River
If you’re not sure where the best place to go sledding is, just ask any of the team that works in our office. The locals will know some of the best places to take the kids to sled down the side of the mountain. Purchase a sled from All Seasons and head out to the mountain. Be sure to take a lot of photos and videos, as this is fun for everyone in the family. After you race your sleds a few times, compete to see who can build the biggest snowman. Grab a snowball toolmaker from one of the local shops and have a snowball fight with the kids. After everyone has played their heart out in the snow, go inside your Reservations Unlimited rental for hot cocoa by the fire and enjoy a family night filled with games or even a movie.
Watch for Wildlife in Red River
Wintertime in Red River gives you the opportunity to see wildlife roaming around your cabin and even in town. Mule deer can be seen throughout the winter, so be sure to keep your eyes out. The most beautiful time to see them is when it’s snowing. You can see the fresh powder resting on their back as they walk through the front yard.
Enchanted Forest XC
The Enchanted Forest XC is a great place to adventure to during the winter. Once the trails are full of snow and cleared from any possible “trail blocks,” you can go crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing. Depending on the weather and conditions of the trails, it is always best to contact them about any closures, events, and what’s available. If you are not a fan of the slopes but still want to enjoy an activity the entire family can do together, then give snowshoeing or crosscountry skiing a try.
Memories made in Red River are more than just skiing and snowboarding. Call our office and plan your winter trip to Red River with the whole family this season.