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Your Guide to the Best Tours in Angel Fire

Explore unique top things and what to do in Angel Fire, NM. From horseback and carriage rides to guided fly fishing expeditions, you’ll have ultimate fun in the Northern New Mexico mountains. With so many stops and scenic mountain towns, what to do and see can seem overwhelming. We’ve broken down the top things to visit in each town along the way.

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Explore Rocky Mountain Trails on An ATV Tour

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Another great way to explore the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range is by an ATV or side-by-side. Fueling your mountain adventures, 2-hour guided tours are offered from Bobcat Wilderness Adventures. Wind through rocky trails into the breathtaking landscape of Carson National Forest. The guides are experts in the area’s history and wildlife and will stop to show you the most scenic places and historical sites as you go.

After your exhilarating off-road experience, stick around and celebrate the traditions of the southwest at a cowboy dinner. This fun-filled evening includes live entertainment and a delightful chuckwagon spread. Choose from a marinaded, ribeye or chicken breast. All sides are homemade including traditional cowboy beans, baked potatoes with fixings and mouthwatering cinnamon rolls. Kids’ portions are available and kids under 5 eat FREE.

Location: 1670 NM 38, Red River, NM 87558

Hours: Book between 8 AM – 5 PM

Contact: 575-754-2769



Know Before You Go: ATVs accommodate 2 to 6 passengers. Combine the tour with the cowboy dinner for additional cost.

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Fly Fishing in The Southern Rockies

High Country Anglers 

Fly fishing is a great way to spend your time getting closer to nature. Local expert guides like Doc Thompson & High Country Anglers have been in business for over 25 years. You’ll be in good hands as Doc was named as Guide of the Year in 2006 and a finalist in 2017. Choose from multiple streams within the area including the Cimarron River, Red River or even the finicky and more challenging Rio Grande. 

For the most fulfilling first-time fly-fishing excursion, there are 3 miles of private waters within the Cimarron River. The river is known for having the healthiest brown trout in New Mexico. There are about 4,000 of these fish ranging in size from 12-14 inches. The river is also periodically stocked with rainbow trout. Expect average sizes of rainbow trout between 10-14 inches. Doc provides half-day or full-day guided fishing trips.

Location: Ute Park, NM 87749

Hours: Vary 

Contact: 575-376-9220 or


Know Before You Go: Waders, rods and other fly-fishing equipment are available for rent from several locations. Coordinate before you go.

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Enjoy Breathtaking Views from A Hot Air Balloon

Hot Airbaloonatics LLC

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to soar like a bird high above the Rocky Mountains and scenic New Mexican valleys? You can when you book an Angel Fire hot air balloon tour. Get ready to rise with the sun for dynamic views of the scenery below. From the Rio Grande gorge to the tips of Wheeler Peak and sightings of wildlife a hot air balloon ride will be a highlight of your trip and an experience you’ll remember forever.

Buzz and his wife, Kari, at Hot Airbaloonatics LLC have over 20 years of experience. Their FAA-certified pilots are extremely skilled and take great pride in providing a safe, intimate, and memorable experience. The semi-private balloon rides hold up to six passengers. Champagne and soda are served as you float with the breeze and look out over thousands of miles of New Mexico’s majestic landscape. After the ride, the crew will join you for an intimate breakfast where they will talk about ballooning and answer your questions.

Location: 8808 Caminito Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Hours: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM 

Contact: 505-750-1679


Know Before You Go: Tennis shoes or closed-toe shoes are recommended. Dress for the weather which in the morning will be chilly but as the sun rises, sunglasses and hats are recommended.

Eske’s Paradise

Eske’s Paradise in Taos is the only balloon company in Taos that has a perfect safety record. Experience an inspiring ride in the sky, high above the Rio Grande. Marvel at dynamic rock formations and gorges. Your flight will take you down 600 feet into the gorge itself and even splash down into the Rio Grande River. The flight time is approximately 1 hour long and takes place at sunrise.

Location: 31 Reynolds Rd, Taos NM 87571

Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM

Contact: 575-751-6098



Know Before You Go: Prepare to celebrate your experience with a champagne brunch after the ride. You’ll be given access to a portal of professional pictures of your flight.

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Where To Rent Ski Bikes Near Angel Fire, New Mexico

Eagle Nest Cabins & Marina offers a unique way to fly through the snow. In partnership with Skibyk No Limits, they offer the #1 requested bike for the snow. Take to the trails around Eagle Nest Lake. Enjoy a sunny snow-filled experience in the southern Rockies.

Location: 28386 US Hwy 64, Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM

Contact: 575-377-6941


Know Before You Go: Skibyk No Limits are made for all elevations. Easily your front ski for flat runs or downhill rides. Multiple reviews say they are easy to maneuver and so much fun!


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