Top 5 Summer Activities To Do In Red River NM

Posted on April 01, 2016

The snow may be melting, but that doesn't mean a trip to Red River should be off the table. Red River is just as exciting during the warmer season as it is during ski season. In fact, there's probably more to do on and off the ski slopes in the summer than in the winter, which makes Red River an ideal family vacation destination. If you're planning a trip, these are the top 5 activities to put at the top of your list of things to do while you're here.

Mountain Biking
A great way to explore the mountains and the town of Red River with the whole family. There are multiple trails in and around Red River including Pioneer Canyon, Mallette Canyon and the Red River Nature Trail that cater to all biker abilities. Nearby ski areas, Red River Ski Area and Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, also allow bikers to explore their trails.

White Water Rafting
Prepare to get wet! Some of the best white water rafting is on the Rio Grande with 60 heart-racing rapids in 17 miles. Rafting provides big thrills and adventure for the whole family, an experience you'll never forget.

Hidden Treasure Aerial Park
Red River Ski Area introduced their new ropes course last year and it's a must attempt attraction. The course features three levels, from easiest to most difficult and two zip lines that will test your nerves, determination, and fear of heights.

Jeep Tours
Try an off-road adventure and really explore the high country by taking a jeep tour into the rugged wilderness. Guided tours provide drivers and guides that bring some local flavor to their tours with history and storytelling as well as visits to local landmarks like abandoned gold mines.

Red River has it all when it comes to fishing: lake fishing, fly fishing, catch-and-release. The kids will enjoy fishing at the Red River pond. Fishing enthusiasts will find endless opportunities to bait their hook.

Sitzmark Sports can get you set up for any of the above adventures, whether it's bike rentals, fishing licenses, or booking a tour, we make it easy to get out and enjoy Red River. Our cozy mountain lodge provides accommodations for groups of all sizes, so be sure to book your rooms in advance and check out our summer lodging specials.