Skiing and snowboarding are not the only ways to enjoy New Mexico’s stunning outdoors in winter. Get out into the fresh mountain air under beautiful blue skies while snowshoeing, snowmobiling, viewing wildlife or simply strolling.
New Mexico’s State Parks offer endless and affordable outdoor winter fun options, events and holiday celebrations.
The ES Barker Wildlife Area and the Valle Vidal Unit of the Kit Carson National Forest, both a short drive from Cimarron, sport both snowmobiling and snowshoeing. In fact, snowshoeing opportunities, from the long-established Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Area near Red River to newly explored trails in Chama, exist in the state’s high country, from north to south.
While Taos Ski Valley is renowned for its steep slopes and expert terrain, you’ll also find amazing snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, tubing, sleigh rides and skating.