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Best Ways to Get to Angel Fire, New Mexico

Where is Angel Fire, New Mexico? Here is information on what to know about driving or flying to your Angel Fire, NM vacation and how to get there.

While many of our visitors opt to drive, there are three airports that are accessible to Angel Fire. Either way, the scenic mountain roads offer a diverse ecology from the rocks of the Rio Grande to the thick burrows of Ponderosa Pines and Golden Aspens. Long-horned sheep, deer and eagles are often seen from the vantage point of driving the open road.

*Note: Some of our accommodations are located on steep mountain roads. In the winter months, tire chains or all-wheel drive vehicles may be required. Contact your lodging provider to find out.

Angel Fire Airport

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Traveling To Angel Fire By Air

Opt for one of many commercial airline flights that arrive at either Santa Fe Regional Airport or Albuquerque International Sunport Airport several times a day. If flying private works better for you, Taos Air has a new partnership that will get you closest to your destination by air.

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Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF)

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The friendliness and accessibility of Santa Fe Regional Airport make it a great option for travelers who want an easy flight. With just one terminal, you won’t be fighting crowds or waiting in long lines. The adobe-style airport is operated by the city of Santa Fe.

The following commercial airlines fly into Albuquerque:

» American Airlines
» United Airlines
» Delta Air Lines
» Alaska Airlines

The Santa Fe Regional Airport is located 100 miles from Santa Fe and is about a one and a half hour’s drive. Two rental car companies are located on-site while there are more in town via Uber or Lift.

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Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ)

Albuquerque International Airport pulls in the flavors of Northern New Mexico through restaurants and gift shops located in modern terminals.

The following commercial airlines fly into Albuquerque:

» Alaska Airlines
» American Airlines
» Delta
» Frontier
» JetBlue
» Southwest
» Spirit
» United

Albuquerque International Sunport Airport is located 156 miles from Angel Fire. Expect the drive time to be about 3 hours. A free shuttle to the Rental Car Center operates 24 hours a day.

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Taos Air has recently partnered with private plane operator JSX for direct flights from a variety of airports including in Dallas and Austin. Flying private means no hassle with 20-minute pre-flight check-in, roomy seats and inflight amenities. Find out more at JSX.

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Angel Fire Private Airport (KAXX)

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Located in Angel Fire, this airport is private and accommodates only private or chartered flights. It can accommodate nearly every aircraft, personal and charter, flying in today’s airways. It is the fourth highest elevation airport in the United States and boasts one of the longest runways in the country at 8,900 feet.

Aircraft can be refueled on site with Jet A and 100LL Avgas, available at self-service dispensers, or with full-service trucks. For hangar availability please call (575) 377-3171 and for more FAA information please go here.

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Shuttles & Rental Cars

There are various shuttle and car rental options from your preferred airport to Angel Fire.


Shuttle Services:

» RoadRunner (ABQ & SAF Airports): 505-424-3367,

» World Travel Management  LLC (SAF Airport): 505-913-9627,


Rental Cars:

» Ace Rent A Car (ABQ): 877-822-3872

» Alamo (ABQ): 800-462-5266

» AVIS (ABQ & SAF): 800-331-1212

» Budget (ABQ): 800-527-0700

» Dollar (ABQ): 800-800-4000

» Enterprise (ABQ): 800-736-8222

» Hertz (ABQ & SAF): 800-654-3131

» National (ABQ): 800-227-7368

» Payless (ABQ): 800-247-2576

» Thrifty: 800-847-4389

» Sixt: 888-749-8227

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Driving to Angel Fire

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Driving from Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and other locations in New Mexico, is an easy and scenic drive. Make sure to check current driving conditions  through and the weather for local reports before and during your drive.

» From Amarillo, Texas: 4 hours, 31 minutes (257 miles)

» From Lubbock, Texas: 5 hours, 47 minutes (336 miles)

» From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 8 hours, 12 minutes (512 miles)

» From Wichita, Kansas:  8 hours, 20 minutes (495 miles)

» From Scottsdale, Arizona: 9 hours, 38 minutes (562 miles)

» From Phoenix, Arizona: 9 hours, 43 minutes (575 miles)

» From Dallas, Texas: 9 hours, 58 minutes (618 miles)

» From Houston, Texas: 13 hours, 31 minutes (852 miles)

» From San Antonio, Texas: 11 hours, 40 minutes (722 miles)

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