Red River trip planner
Create a fully customized day by day
itinerary for free
itinerary for free
Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The population was 477 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe town of Red River began in earnest in the 1870s, when miners from nearby Elizabethtown in the Moreno Valley were drawn in by gold strikes in the area and trappers sought game. It was named after the perennial stream, Red River, that flowed through the town, coming from the northern slopes of Wheeler Peak. By 1895, Red River was a booming mining camp, with gold, silver and copper in some abundance, and a population estimated at three thousand. Mining hit its peak in 1897, and by 1905 the mining and the population dwindled but the town survived, gaining a reputation as a great getaway from hot weather and as a trout fishing paradise. The last serious mining efforts extended until 1931. By that time tourism had become the principal economic livelihood.GeographyRed River is located at . Red River is located in the southern Rocky Mountains, part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and is surrounded by the Carson National Forest.Our United States trip itinerary builder website allows you to schedule your trip to Red River, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Red River
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Red River
Side trips from Red River
Hidden gems in Red River
Shopping in Red River
Nature in Red River
Places to visit with Red River
Santa FeTrip planner Best for: Religious Site, Art Museum, Specialty Museum AlbuquerqueTrip planner Best for: Historic Walking Area, Natural History Museum, Geologic Formation TaosTrip planner Best for: Bridge, Ruin, Scenic Drive Los AlamosTrip planner Best for: Canyon, Science Museum, History Museum RoswellTrip planner Best for: Specialty Museum, State Park, Gift & Specialty Shop
Recently planned trips to Red River
1 day in Red River BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mallette Park Nature Trail New Mexico Adventure Company Goose Lake Trail 1 day in Red River BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Goose Lake Trail New Mexico Adventure Company Mallette Park Nature Trail 8 days in Red River BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Kenneth Wyatt Gallery Mallette Park Nature Trail Horseback Riding Tours 1 day in Red River BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Goose Lake Trail New Mexico Adventure Company Mallette Park Nature Trail 6 days in Red River BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mallette Park Nature Trail New Mexico Adventure Company Goose Lake Trail 1 day in Red River BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Fagan's Guided Fly Fishing Red River Nature Trail Horseback Riding Tours