Angel Fire Outdoor Adventures

Year-Round Outdoor Activities in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Angel Fire

Get Ready For Exhilarating Outdoor Vibes In Angel Fire


Located in the heart of the beautiful Moreno Valley Angel Fire lovingly boasts of year-round outdoor things to do. From mountain biking on scenic mountain paths, to fishing or slaying the slopes in the winter, any avid outdoor enthusiast will be delighted. So much so that we wouldn’t be surprised if you find yourself coming here year after year.

What Are You Waiting For? Angel Fire Has So Many Outdoor Activities To Explore!

Angel Fire Mountain Biking

Angel Fire Bike Park is the largest Bike Park in the Rocky Mountains and has been voted Best in the Southwest by 7 years in a row! Come experience our 2,000+ vertical feet, 60+ miles of purpose-built, lift-served terrain featuring the best skinnies, jump lines, manicured flow and super chunk trails the United States has to offer.
Need a flat fixed? Brakes feel a little soft? The Angel Fire Bike Shop is your one-stop full service solution. Their top-of-the-line bike mechanics will get you back on the trail in no time. The bike shop offers full gear and bike rentals, lessons, bike tune-ups and riding clinics for all ability levels. Angel Fire Bike Shop bikes are maintained by some of the best mechanics and techs in the Southwest.

Due to the large demand for rental bikes, it is recommended you reserve your bike well in advance.

Best Hiking Trails in Angel Fire

Looking for a great trail near Angel Fire, New Mexico? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you’re looking for the best trails around Eagle Nest Lake State Park or Cimarron Canyon State Park, AllTrails has got you covered. You’ll also find some great local park options, like Colin Neblett State Wildlife Area or Wild Rivers Recreation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? There are 8 easy trails in Angel Fire ranging from 2.1 to 5.5 miles and from 8,195 to 8,851 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you’ll be out on the trail in no time!


Angel Fire Fishing

Angel Fire is located in northeast New Mexico, in an area with an abundance of fishing resources for avid fishermen and beginners alike. Area lakes and streams provide the opportunity for you to hook up with a variety of freshwater game fish, but trout and salmon are the main attraction in most waters.

Eagle Nest Lake

Eagle Nest Lake covers 2,200 acres about 10 miles from Angel Fire. The lake is stocked regularly with rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon, which grow to between 15 and 20 inches. You can fish from the shore or launch a boat at Eagle Nest Lake State Park, which also offers camping and wildlife viewing. For the brave of heart winter fishing enthusiasts, Eagle Nest Lake is a destination for ice fishermen when the ice is thick enough to safely walk on.

Cimarron River

The Cimarron River is a cool, high mountain river that holds brown and rainbow trout. Certain sections are designated for fly-fishing only, but you can cast your bait or lure of choice in other parts of the river. The Cimarron River is also popular among canoeists, rafters and kayakers, and it flows through Cimarron Canyon State Park. You can also access two of the river’s tributaries — Clear Creek and Tolby Creek — which offer the chance to pursue trout with greater solitude.

Carson National Forest

Covering an immense 1.5 million acres, Carson National Forest is the perfect getaway for a nature lover. For fishermen, the area includes a number of streams, lakes and ponds that are open to fishing. The section of Forest called Valle Vidal includes some of the more productive waters, including Lost Lake, Horseshoe Lake and Middle Fork Lake. Streams include Comanche Creek, Columbine Creek and Rio Hondo.

Traveling For A Special Occasion?

Our ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Romance’ and ‘Bachelorette’ packages have you covered. Looking to sleep in and have breakfast items ready on your first day after arrival? Our ‘Airbnb' Breakfast Me' Package has everything you need.

If you are looking for custom welcome packages, family reunion or wedding party gift baskets or any customizable celebration packages at all, drop us a line. Our Vacation Tailors are standing by to make your trip a truly splendid and unique celebration.

Monte Verde Lake

Monte Verde Lake is located in Angel Fire Resort, and you must pay a $25 fee to fish in the lake. Monte Verde is regularly stocked with trout, and fishing bait and tackle are available at the resort. You can also rent a rowboat or paddle boat.

New Mexico Fishing Considerations

You need to have a New Mexico fishing license to fish at any of the waters around Angel Fire. The only exception is Monte Verde Lake, which is privately owned. You can purchase a license through the New Mexico Game and Fish Department website, or at vendors all over the state. A complete list of license vendors is available online.

Travel Thoughtfully!

Plan and order groceries ahead so you can take advantage of all of the exciting things to do in Red River, NM.

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