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There’s No Summer Vacation Like a Red River Summer Vacation


MISSING – SNOW – last seen running down the Red River toward the Rio Grande.

Followed by:  SUMMERTIME FUN, Pleasant days and cool nights and lots to see and do.

Winter is gone!  Get out the hiking boots and shorts and pack away your snowshoes and ski boots.The Summertime Fun in Red River has officially begun!

We always love to share Nature with our guests. Red River Community House offers Free Guided Hiking Tours around Red River for all ages beginning in June and running through the summer. You can take a different tour every day except Sunday and Wednesday. But, don’t you worry –  we can fill those days with things to do as well.

EXPLORE NATURE DISCOVERY CAMP has two sessions beginning around June 17 for children to learn and participate in Nature. When we say we are kid-friendly, we really mean it. All hikes, programs, camps for children, and guided tours for adults and children are FREE through the generosity of Amanda Pierce Nature Fund. A donation is appreciated by not required. The kids can become a Red River Ranger, complete with Official Certificate and recognition. Just make sure you register in time to get your little ones signed up for a spot. Seats are limited in the Discovery Camps. Make your cabin reservations so that it coincides with the programs.

MOVIES IN THE MOUNTAINS is another FREE event to our guests in Red River. Every Wednesday night around about the time the sun goes down, we’ll show a family movie on the Big Screen at the Community Center. We even provide the blankets and chairs or you can bring your own. What better way to enjoy an outdoor movie on the lawn than with the backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Bring the LITTLE ONES TO BUILD THEIR OWN BOAT and race it down the river every Wednesday and Saturday. Supplies and adult supervision (our version of boat building experts) are provided. Children get to build, name and race their own boat. Another Free activity here at the Red River Community House.

Check out all the free activities, adults and kids, for SUMMERTIME FUN WITH YOUR FAMILY.

Tackle the rapids of the Rio Grande for ½ day or full day of CLASS I-III WHITE WATER RAFTING in Pilar Canyon. This is not for the “faint of heart”. Prepare to get wet. Remember, the Rio Grande is melted snow. It might be a bit chilly even in the heart of the summer! Take a waterproof camera, but we doubt you’ll have time to use it!

HORSES! HORSES! HORSES! Take a ride on a sure-footed creature that will take you into the Carson National Forest and Valle Vidal, (Valley of Life) for an incredible western-style journey.  Valle Vidal is full of wildlife and has a rich history. You may hear a story or two from your guide along the trail. Some you can believe, some you might question. But don’t worry about getting back – if your guide doesn’t know the way, the horses do.

If you prefer your mode of transportation to be powered by gasoline rather than oats and hay, tour the mountains around Red River on 4×4 JEEPS OR ATVs. Guided tours or Jeep Rental is available for your bone-jarring fun.

Hidden Treasure Aerial Park, Pioneer Corridor Adventure; tubing down Goldrush Hill (we don’t leave tubing just to the snow); all await you at RED RIVER SKI AND SUMMER AREA. Don’t forget to stop by Reservations Unlimited‘s Office on Main Street for some other tips on things to see and do.

After a day of fun, enjoy a crisp night under warm blankets at Aspen West  for two, or Ponderosa Valley, for up to 10 of your fun-seeking family and friends. Get a good night’s sleep…..we have more in store for you during your stay with us.

**Dates are subject to change for each year**

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