Red River lies on NM 38, a section of the Enchanted Circle scenic roadway between the villages of Questa and Eagle Nest. It is approximately equidistant from Taos in either direction, with Taos across the circle to the southwest. From Taos, take NM 522 north to Questa, then make a right on NM 38 towards Red River. Limited weekday bus service to Questa, with connections to Taos, is offered by the NCRTD.
Red River Ski & Summer AreaThe main draw to town; this ski resort has plenty of great runs, a terrain park, a ski school, and a rental shop.
Carson National ForestHiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and snowmobiling and good cross-country skiing in the winter. The Red River is good for trout fishing, and there are several campgrounds along NM 38 west of town. The nearest ranger station is located in the village of Questa, on NM 38 several miles west of town, where you can purchase maps and get more detailed information on the recreational offerings in the area.
Capo's Cornerphone: +1 575 754-6297address: 110 Pioneer RdItalian restaurant with indoor or patio seating next to the river. Pasta dishes tend to be a bit too al dente for some tastes, but the pizzas are excellent.
Old Timers Cafephone: +1 575 754-2951address: 210 E Main StChicken-fried steak, roast beef sandwiches and pizzas.
phone: +1 575 754-6505address: 403 W Main StThe atmosphere is really nothing more than a shack, and the food is served on paper plates with plastic utensils, but this place offers good value for decent hamburgers and good barbecue.
phone: +1 575 754-2971address: 401 E High StThis popular restaurant is one of the only places to get decent Mexican (not New Mexican) food in the area. Reservations are recommended if you plan to go between 5PM and 7PM.
phone: +1 575 754-2922address: 105 E Main StThis long-time Red River establishment serves thick steaks and hefty burgers in a casual saloon atmosphere with peanut shells all over the floor. Has the kind of schlocky "ambience" you'd expect from a less-than-famous ski-resort restaurant, but the steaks are good. Dinner 7 days, but may be closed for a while in the spring after the skiing has stopped. Try the buffalo burger.
phone: +1-800-621-4046address: 1100 Main St
address: 400 East Main St