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13 Things To Do At & Near Angel Fire Resort If You Don’t Ski

November 27, 2023

So you’re coming with your family or a group of friends to Angel Fire Resort, but you don’t ski or snowboard. Of course, you could book a lesson and learn to ski. But if that’s not your style, not to worry because there are many things to do in and near the resort during winter for those of us who don’t ski for whatever reason.

At the Resort

Even if you don’t ski, outdoor activities in the winter are exhilarating. Taking in the cold air in the mountain sunshine is invigorating. If you’re physically able, you don’t want to miss the rush. So take advantage of all the outdoor adventures below.

1. TUBING HILL
The Angel Fire Tubing Hill is a 2-lane gentle slope perfect for family fun and friendly rivalry on the mountain. Challenge your people to a race. Then spend an afternoon filled with laughter. Learn more here.

2. SNOWSHOEING
Explore the winter wonderland by going on a snowshoe adventure. Angel Fire Resort offers snowshoe rentals allowing you to trek through the beautiful snowy landscapes. Find out all the details here.

3. WINTER HIKING
Take a scenic walk through the snow-covered landscapes. However, be sure to dress appropriately and be aware of trail conditions. Check out these trail recommendations. 

4. INDOOR POOL & FITNESS CENTER
Our heated indoor pool and fitness center might be just the ticket to keep you warm but active in the winter. Hours and age restrictions apply, so please contact the Country Club at (575) 377-3055 for specific details.

5. SLEIGH RIDES WITH ROADRUNNER TOURS
Our friends at Roadrunner Tours offer horse-drawn sleigh rides along scenic mountain trails. Jingle all the way among Aspen and Ponderosa pine trees, with vistas of snowcapped Wheeler Peak and the quiet Village of Angel Fire along the foothills of the Carson National Forest. 

Near the Resort

Angel Fire Resort is perfectly situated on the Enchanted Circle, a scenic drive that loops through the stunning landscapes of northern New Mexico. Even if you never got out of the car, the beauty of this drive would be well worth it. But why not stop and explore? Below are some activities and attractions you can visit along the Enchanted Circle. Always check the weather and road conditions before heading out.

6. ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
Visit art galleries and museums in the town of Taos, which is known for its vibrant art scene. Art lovers will find a variety of artworks such as paintings, sculptures, and Native American art.

7. RIO GRANDE GORGE BRIDGE
You could also take a short detour to visit the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, one of the highest bridges in the United States. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Rio Grande River and the surrounding landscape.

8. WILD RIVERS RECREATION AREA
This area, part of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, offers hiking trails with stunning views of the Rio Grande Gorge. It’s a great place for nature enthusiasts.

9. TAOS PUEBLO
Explore the historic Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a matter of fact, this ancient Native American village is known for its multi-story adobe buildings and rich cultural heritage.

10. RED RIVER
Visit the charming town of Red River, known for its laid-back atmosphere and outdoor activities. In particular, you could explore the shops, dine in local restaurants, or take a stroll along the Red River.

11. VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
Pay a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in Angel Fire. This park honors the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. Also, it features a chapel and a peace garden.

12. KIT CARSON HOME AND MEMORIAL
Learn about the history of the area by visiting the Kit Carson Home and Museum in Taos. This historic site provides insight into the life of frontiersman Kit Carson.

13. CIMARRON HISTORIC DISTRICT
Lastly, explore the historic district of Cimarron, which features well-preserved buildings from the Old West era. Specifically, the St. James Hotel is a notable landmark in this area.

In addition, remember to check local event calendars for any festivals, markets, or events happening in Angel Fire or other towns along the Enchanted Circle during your visit. The region certainly offers a mix of cultural, historical, and outdoor experiences for visitors throughout the year.

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