If you work long, stressful hours, you deserve a soothing and relaxing vacation every so often. However, planning a vacation can be just as stressful as your everyday routine. Why should you go away on vacation if you are not going to enjoy yourself? If you live in a cold climate, the last thing you will probably want to do is vacation in an area where the only activity you can do is ski.

You want to instead find an activity that does not have anything to do with snowy weather. So, the following activities are things you can do in Red River, New Mexico that will not force you to participate in any snow related activities.


If you are a nature lover, you will absolutely love hiking the mountains in Red River, New Mexico. The beautiful views and cool air can make landscape exploration incredibly relaxing. Each trail offers a varying degree of difficulty. Some of the trails to explore are the:

• Columbine Trail
• Red River Nature Trail
• Enchanted Forest


The Rio Grande, as it flows out of the mountains in Colorado, offers some of the best water rafting that you can experience in the entire country. You can rent a heavy-duty raft, or you can pack your own. Either way, you will have a fun and tumultuous journey as you go down the river.

If you want to raft down waters that are just as fun but slightly calmer, be sure to check out the waters near the Taos and Pillar county line. For those who truly enjoy water rafting and are considered pros in the sport, you can visit The Rock Garden for a more challenging rafting experience.

Main Street

If your idea of the perfect vacation is to stay on dry, level land and socialize, Main Street is the destination for you. There is an abundance of nightclubs, restaurants, cafes, saloons and pubs. These venues offer all of the food, dancing and live music that you can handle.


Tourists that enjoy biking, there are almost as many trails to pedal along as there are to hike along. These trails range from wild to mild depending on the level of difficulty you prefer. For natural trails, take a ride down Red River Nature Trail or Pioneer Canyon. If you want a biking experience that is more localized, join a biking group and head down to Main Street.
These are just a few attractions and activities that are waiting on you when you come to Red River, New Mexico. The added bonus is none of these activities require snow!