Angel Fire New Mexico offers its own unique set of arts and outdoor adventure. Just 30 minutes East of Taos this village in the Rocky Mountains is home to Angel Fire Resort, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and many other sights and attractions sure to please the whole family! Come visit Angel Fire!
1. Angel Fire Bike Park and Ski Resort
If you are looking for adventure and plenty of fun this summer, then Angel Fire Resort may be the place for you! Beginning in 1966 as a small ski operation in northern New Mexico this resort now packs four seasons of adventure and experiences for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Sitting at an elevation of 10,650 ft above sea level and boasting a whopping 60+ miles of trails this high alpine resort offers the best mountain biking in the southwest. With purpose-built, lift-served terrain that gives you access to the 2,000 vertical feet of downhill adrenaline-pumped action. There is something available for every skill level, not to mention riding lessons, a bike shop, dining, hotel lodging, and camping at the base area!
2. Nancy Burch’s Road Runner Tours
Looking to explore Northern New Mexico’s scenic alpine forests? Why not do it by horse back! Nancy Burch’s Road Runner tours allows you to do just that. Just 30 to 40 minutes from Taos or a 2-hour drive from Santa Fe you and your family could be exploring Carson National Forest or the Enchanted Circle with some four-legged friends. Never ridden a horse? They offer beginner to advanced lessons. Nancy Burch offers tours spanning from 1 hour to all day trips making this an exiting get away versatile enough for all ages.
3. Balloons Over Angel Fire
Seated in the Moreno Valley the Balloon Festival in Angel Fire offers one of the only high- altitude locations for balloon launches in the US. Spend time getting to know the pilots, learning the history of ballooning and how these feats of aviation work as they take the imagination to new heights. This sunrise event is the perfect morning to a fathers day weekend.
4. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is an excellent way to honor and remember those who have participated in serving our country. Dedicated to Victor David Westphall and the sixteen men who perished in Con Thien, Vietnam, this memorial seeks to serve as a reminder to the fragility of life and the need to preserve and pursue peace.
5. Enchanted Circle Pottery
This ceramic studio and kiln features wood-fired sculptures and pottery from artists Kevin and JoAnn DeKeuster. Their process utilizes Japanese pottery techniques and woodfired kilns which add one-of-a-kind finishes and glazes to an already unique collection of ceramic arts. You can find their studio between Taos Valley and Angel Fire on highway 64 making it a great pit stop for those on long road trips or those just seeking some beautifully crafted art for home!
Only an hour away from Angel Fire is the best whitewater rafting in New Mexico! Find high adventure on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama with New Mexico River Adventures. Our family-friendly floats take place in the scenic Orilla Verde section of the Rio Grande while our whitewater rafting trips feature the famous Rio Grande Racecourse & Taos Box sections. There’s no better way to spend a hot summer day in New Mexico. View our New Mexico whitewater rafting trips today!