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Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, Red River

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Ski Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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New Mexico's ONLY full service cross country ski and snowshoe area. Day lodge, rental and ski services shop, lessons, snack bar and full Cross Country retail shop. We also have yurt rentals on the ski trails and special events!

Note: The last 2/10 mile from Highway 38 to EFXC is accessible via AWD or 4WD only. Call 575-754-6112 as you head up Bobcat Pass to arrange for a shuttle ride. Please use caution when climbing or ascending the hill to the EFXC parking lot."
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  • We spent two days on the trails here - both cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and it was so much fun. It's so beautiful here - just surrounded by nature. The views are gorgeous and so peaceful.....  more
    We spent two days on the trails here - both cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and it was so much fun. It's so beautiful here - just surrounded by nature. The views are gorgeous and so peaceful.....  more »
  • We went March 10th, 2022. When this place says they rarely cancel for inclement weather, they mean it! We were told this day was the heaviest snow since sometime in the 80’s and it took us 2h to... 
    We went March 10th, 2022. When this place says they rarely cancel for inclement weather, they mean it! We were told this day was the heaviest snow since sometime in the 80’s and it took us 2h to...  more »
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  • We had a wonderful experience for a couple of days XC skiing and staying in Little John yurt. It took us a little getting used to the ascents and descents of the area, but a great XC ski area. An area tucked into some old trees, warming hut, wonderful vistas. The little quaint homey ski base filled with rental equipment and gift shop is also staffed by a friendly and knowledgeable group. The yurt was awesome. Had everything we needed.
  • During the summer, the Red River Community Center has hiking here once a week. The leaders were nice and informative. The hike we went on was ~5 miles roundtrip. There are a couple of port-o-potties along the trail near the yurts. Once at the top, there were beautiful scenic views looking over the towns of Upper Valley and Red River. There were a lot of hills, and some of the climbs were tiring, but lots of flat and slightly downhill areas. It was a nice day, a little chilly at the beginning (morning) and while resting at the top. Bring a jacket just in case. I took 8 water bottles on the hike, but only ended up using 6. Overall, this hiking trip was a great family and community experience.

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