Posted on June 27, 2016
A drive down Red River's Main Street provides a very apparent view of the town's history, which was once-upon-a-time a bustling boomtown. However, to understand why Red River became known as the "mountain playground" you really have to go off road.
The surrounding Sangre De Cristo Mountains offers some truly beautiful scenery in addition to its unique history and folklore, which is why hundreds of miles of roads and trails have been blazed throughout. Jeeps, ATV's, and UTV's have no trouble taking on these backroads and make for awesome exploration.
You have two options for setting out on this kind of adventure: renting a vehicle and driving yourself, or taking a guided tour. Renting a vehicle gives you the ease of going at your own pace. Guided tours range from 2 to 6 hours depending on destination and provide knowledgeable drivers who deliver local tales, stories and insights along the way. Some popular attractions you'll have access to whichever way you choose to adventure are: Popular Trails
Greenie Peak – The tallest peak accessible by motorized vehicle
Goose Lake – One of the more rugged, rocky trails with beautiful views access to the lake
Old Red River Pass – Breathtaking views of Red River Upper Valley, Wheeler Peak and Gold Hill
Pioneer Canyon – Discover remnants of gold and silver mines
Cabresto Canyon – Provides access to an old Spanish mine and the remains of gold mining camp Attractions and Sites
Old settlers' camps
Views of Red River Ski Area
Streams and lakes
Wildlife – Bear, elk, hummingbirds and more
To book a guided tour or rent an off-road vehicle, just contact Sitzmark Sports
during or prior to you visit to Red River. We will get you set up with the right tour guide or rental to accommodate your group.