Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, Red River

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  • Sadly, the area hasn't received much snow this winter, but we drove out from Red River anyway. We parked near the office, and hiked into the forest. The trails are beautiful and the views are nice. I'...  more »
  • My friend and I (both in our 60s) went snowhoeing here for several hours. The trails are well marked and not steep. Go all the way to the end of the trail system to see the view. The yurts along the w...  more »
  • This was our first time cross country skiing, and while the terrain was a little tough for some of us, but everyone had a great time. The scenery is beautiful and the staff is friendly.  more »
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  • During the summer, the Red River Community Center has hiking here once a week. The leaders were nice and informative. The hike we went on was ~5 miles roundtrip. There are a couple of port-o-potties along the trail near the yurts. Once at the top, there were beautiful scenic views looking over the towns of Upper Valley and Red River. There were a lot of hills, and some of the climbs were tiring, but lots of flat and slightly downhill areas. It was a nice day, a little chilly at the beginning (morning) and while resting at the top. Bring a jacket just in case. I took 8 water bottles on the hike, but only ended up using 6. Overall, this hiking trip was a great family and community experience.
  • Skiing is great. Staff is super friendly!
  • Enchanted is a perfect description. 30km of XC ski trails and 18km of snow shoeing in pristine forest. Mountain biking in the summer plus yurt rentals year round. Lovely people to boot.
  • My favorite place for Nordic skiing in New Mexico. The staff is amazingly friendly and helpful.
  • Have been skiing the Enchanted Forest since about 1993. It is, as the name implies, Enchanted. Often I head up there alone. I can have a day of skiing by myself yet know I'm safe, unlike when I ski the back country. Never alone. Jeff has been making improvements to the area since he bought it from his in-laws several years ago. He's doing an amazing job. In the summer I'll go up there to ride mountain bikes and take the dogs for a romp. It's beautiful year 'round. Thanks for making this wonderland available!
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