Fishing - Red River stocks more trout
per year than any other public river in the country, so fishing is
outstanding. With numerous high alpine lakes and mountain streams,
you'll find plenty of places to wet your hooks, including our
namesake, the Rio Colorado - Spanish for "Red River" - which runs
through the town. Introduce your children to the fine art of fishing
at the free children's pond located in the heart of Red River!
Horseback Riding - The Old West may be gone but horses
remain very much a part of the summer scene in Red River. Several
outfitters provide horses and guides to lead you along the mountain
Hiking - Red River is surrounded
by 138 miles of marked hiking trails. Pick up trail maps at the
Chamber of Commerce. Those wanting a brief walk to enjoy flora and
fauna can explore the nature trails across the river or up Mallette
Canyon. Serious hikers have the entire Wheeler Peak Wilderness area
Cowboy Evenings - Take yourself back a hundred years with
a covered wagon ride through the rolling hills of Moreno Valley, a
chuck wagon steak dinner, and cowboy music under the stars.
Bicycles - Enjoy biking at its
best with single tracks, aspen groves, mountain streams, wildflower
meadows and a town that welcomes mountain bikes and riders of all
ages and abilities.
Golf - The Red Eagle Golf Course, New Mexico's newest
mountain golf course, is located nine miles southeast of Red River
and offers a 18 hole course, with another nine holes scheduled to
open this summer.
Chairlift - The summer chairlift will take you to the top
of the world where you can picnic, hike through alpine meadows, or
just take in the breathtaking view.
Jeeps and ATVs - If you want to
see some spectacular high country views, several businesses rent
jeeps and ATVs. You can also take a guided tour, hear a jeep driver
tell tall tales, and see the old mining camps.
Good Clean Family Fun - Red River offers enough good clean
fun to keep your kids entertained for days. Rent a surrey and pedal
around town at your own pace, maybe stopping for an ice cream cone
if the spirit moves. Kids of all ages flock to the Black Mountain
Playhouse for pool, ping pong, video games and skating. How about
having a family tennis, frisbee, golf or sand volleyball tournament
at Mallette Park? Melodramas at the Mineshaft Theater and shootouts
at Frye's Old Town provide an opportunity for all to cheer the good
guys and hiss at the bad. Community House Square dancing, bridge
tournaments, church services and more make the Community House a
summer social center.