Red River, NM, USA

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Red River, NM, USA

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Red River—New Mexico’s premiere mountain playground

Many Red River vacation rentals started life as mining cabins, when this New Mexico mountain resort was a booming prospecting town. Explorers and fur trappers set up shop here in the 19th century, excavating the scenic mountains for gold, silver, and copper. It was only when the Gold Rush dried up that the mountain playground we know today was born. Visitors flock here for camping, hiking, and mountain biking in the balmy summer months, while winter-sports enthusiasts make Red River vacation rentals their home base for skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country excursions.

Red River’s throwing a party

Few towns can rival Red River’s jam-packed social calendar. Year-round events and festivities create an electric atmosphere and keep Red River vacation rentals in high demand. Kids will love the 4th of July celebration, which features one of the largest parades in northern New Mexico, as well as live music and family-friendly events. Students should head for Oktoberfest, where craft-beer vendors, German polka dancing, and bratwurst-eating competitions maintain high spirits during the cooler fall months. The annual Art & Wine Festival is held every Father’s Day weekend, with tastings, art exhibitions, and local bands promising a sophisticated weekend getaway.

The attraction’s all natural in Red River

The natural attractions around Red River are plentiful in supply, with the region’s idyllic location in the Sangre de Cristo mountains offering panoramic views of stunning rock formations. Carson National Forest attracts hikers, campers, and families with a variety of trails through these awe-inspiring surroundings. The Wild Rivers Recreation Trail is home to the Red River Fish Hatchery, where kids can admire native marine life up close. You can also choose to stop and take in the towering cliffs of the Rio Grande Gorge, or marvel at the petroglyphs along the Big Arsenic Trail.

The 4-season appeal of Red River

New Mexico’s varying climate has lent year-round popularity to Red River vacation rentals. The balmy summers reach averages of 75°F, though cool mountain breezes mean that outdoor activities are always enjoyably comfortable. In winter, when temperatures drop to the 40s and snowfall becomes common, the mountain becomes a winter-sports paradise, thanks to snowboarding, skiing, and plenty of Red River vacation rental cabins. The best availability and the lowest prices are found in spring and fall, when weather is pleasantly mild, and the leaves are blooming and falling respectively.

Let Red River warm you up

The restorative waters of Ojo Caliente around Red River are steeped in history and mythology. These hot springs are said to possess healing properties and were a sacred place to the region’s native population. Today, visitors staying in nearby Red River vacation rentals make the pilgrimage to this secluded spot to soak in the 4 different mineral waters and enjoy a soothing bathe. You can sink into these revitalizing springs beneath the unforgettable image of a New Mexico sunset and let your cares melt away in the gentle, sulfur-free pools.