Things to Do

Whether you’re looking for a family vacation destination or a romantic getaway, New Mexico’s Red River offers the very best in small town charm and upscale vacation attractions-winter or summer, January to December.

Festivals and Events

Chili cook-offs, wine tastings, art shows and more-if you like outdoor festivals, you’ve come to the right place. Some of Red River’s signature events, many of which happen within walking distance of the hotel, include the Winter Carnival, the Fine Art & Wine Festival, the Classic Car Show, and the Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair-just to name a few.

There are plenty of don’t-miss seasonal celebrations, too. Where else can you take in all the snow sports or hiking/fishing/biking you can handle, and also enjoy an Independence Day celebration, Mardi Gras in the Mountains, Oktoberfest, or New Years on Main Street-all in the same vacation?


As a Lifts West guest, you can enjoy the convenience of the coffee shop and café located in our Main Building, or you can stroll into town and enjoy dining and drinking options of the café, bistro, and steakhouse varieties. Or, if you’d like something a bit cozier, you can shop at one of the nearby food markets and nosh in the privacy of your own room.


If you’re looking for a night on the town or a leisurely afternoon stroll, Red River’s Main Street will deliver-and then some. There’s plenty of fireside or patio seats for live music and dancing, easy options for pub crawling-and winter visitors can kick off their Saturday night with a post-sundown torchlight parade and fireworks before heading out on the town.

Outdoor Recreation

The outdoors is what Red River does best. Love snow? We’ve got you covered with all the skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling you care to handle. Crazy about hiking and biking? Red River offers over-the-top scenic options for hiking and biking-plus fishing, golfing, horseback riding, off-roading and more.


Everybody needs some down time on a vacation, especially when you’ve been burning up the slopes or the hiking trails. When it’s time to rejuvenate , indulge in a mud wrap, hand or foot treatment, yoga class, body scrub, or massage at one of the area’s upscale spas or salons.


If you’re a history buff, you’re in luck. Adults and kids alike can take a break from outdoor adventures and discover Red River’s roots as a mining boomtown or travel back in time when you visit the Pierce Fuller House, the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum or any number of historic cabins located in Red River.


It wouldn’t be a vacation if you didn’t bring something back with you, right?Pick up the perfect memento of your mountain getaway, polish up your après ski wardrobe, or find an unexpected treasure for your home at one of the town’s numerous specialty stores or boutiques.

Day Trips

A short drive from Lifts West in any direction can find you exploring the Ojo Caliente Mineral Spring, the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the historic town of Taos-or the area’s most popular destination, the breathtaking Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway.

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