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Trip Guide: Red River

Enjoy Red River’s family-friendly, affordable outdoor playground.‚Äč


POPULATION :: 467

ELEVATION :: 8,671′

WEB :: redriver.org

CONTACT :: (575) 754-6166



Fall in love with this charming mountain town that’s big on family adventure, whether you want to ski, snowboard, snowmobile, snow-tube, cross-country ski, or enjoy the fire in the cabin.

The family-owned ski area has been in operation for more than 60 years and knows how to make your family feel special. The almost non-existent lift lines that begin and end in town are the gateway to great food, unique shops, and live music.

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Above: Red River Ski Area's Tourchlight Parade and Fireworks annual event. Photograph courtesy of Town of Red River.

Red River is also your headquarters for snowmobiling adventure. Snowmobile to the 11,249-foot Greenie Peak via miles of groomed trail all the way up Sawmill Canyon. The Valle Vidal is a 100,000-acre wildlife tract with a 50-mile loop from Sawmill Canyon, only open to snowmobiles.

Skiing in Red River
Above: Skiing in Red River. Photograph courtesy of Town of Red River.

With a free downtown trolley, and great events like regular torchlight parades and the Red River Songwriters' Festival on January 23–25, this laid-back, charming town is the ideal winter destination.

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