Larry Joe Taylor's 23rd Annual "Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights"

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Music Festival & Cook-offsAugust 14th-17th 2019 This four day event, “Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights” features live music all weekend with Larry Joe Taylor & Friends, then multiple cook-offs in Brandenburg Park on Saturday, August 18th 2018. Cook-offs include the CASI “Red River Red” cook-off, the New Mexico State Green Chile Championship and the Lone Star BBQ Society cook-off. Music venues all over town like the top of the mountain, the Lost Love Saloon, Brandenburg Park, and the historic Motherlode …

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July in Red River - Beat the Heat!

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79th Annual 4th of July Parade and Activities July 4 Put in your PTO and make an extended weekend trip for the 4th of July holiday. For the last 78 years, Red River has celebrated 4th of July with a parade followed by a full day of family friendly activities. Be a part of the 79thyear by heading to the parade at 10 a.m. After the parade, you can expect live music, great food, and an event special to Red River: Red River Community …

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Red River NM Memorial Motorcycle Rally

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Photo credit Town of Red River 37th Annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally May 23 – May 27 No motorcycle experience is needed to take part in this wile party. Complete with 20,000 bikers from all over the country, there will be live music, vendors, food, and fun at the 37th Annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally. The entire town comes out to party on Main Street. Take your bike or car out to experience the Enchanted circle Scenic …

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Summer in Red River NM

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Skiing is fun, but it’s not the only thing to do in Red River! Whether you’re a fan of getting your sweat on in the mountains or sipping wine and checking out fine art, there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Join us this summer as we take in all the fun events Red River has to offer. Photo credit Town of Red River 37th Annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally May 23 – …

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The Leaves are Falling in Red River

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Summer is officially behind us and we are welcoming autumn! It’s finally time to pull on our cozy sweaters, cradle our pumpkin spice lattes, and go leaf peeping. Mountainsides across the state have started to take on a golden, amber, and crimson glow as the foliage changes color for the season. Hop in the car to head north to take in the vibrant scenery before it’s gone.  A few ideas of things to do while you’re in the area: Drive …

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Mountain Biking the Carson National Forest

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Ski season may be in sight, but don’t put your summer gear away just yet. The sweltering heat has started to chill, but the sun is still shining and the mountain air is crisp and fresh. Now is the best time of year to ride or hike in Red River, where you’ll find more trails for all ages and abilities than in all of Carson National Forest.   Red River Ski Area The ski area offers …

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Surrey Bike Down Main St

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We may be Red River’s premier ski shop during the winter, but Sitzmark Sports is open year-round with summer rentals and activities, from mountain bikes to adventure tours and all types of equipment in between. One of our most popular warm weather rentals is the Surrey bike, a four-wheeled bike that allows groups of 2 to 6 riders to pedal together, side-by-side. Navigating a surrey bike may require a little teamwork, but results in giggles and fun for groups of …

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4th of July in Red River NM

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Red River Ski Area and Summer Area is officially open for the summer season with adventure for everyone.  Trust us, you haven’t lived till you’ve zipped dizzily down the mountainside on the longest summer tubing lanes in the country. If you’re more into defying gravity than respecting it, the Hidden Treasure Aerial Park might be your thing featuring three course levels (difficult, more difficult and most difficult), two zip lines and a decent that will make you second guess your …

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5 Great Hikes in Red River

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Hiking is one of the easiest, most affordable activities to enjoy while visiting the Red River area, and there’s much to explore in these beautiful mountains. Discover breathtaking views, relax next to a bubbling creek or even make a splash in one of the many hidden mountain lakes. Be careful to go slowly at first if you’re not acclimated to the high altitude. Also, weather can change quickly at these elevations, so be sure to bring layers along with snacks …

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2017 Events to Plan Your Summer Escape to Red River Around

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We’ve may have just closed the door on another wonderfully long ski season, but when one door closes another one opens. That door just happens to lead to your destination of choice to escape the summer heat, Red River! Unlike many ski towns, Red River stays alive all year long with just as many activities, events, and visitors as we see during the winter months. That probably has to do with the average high temperature of 74 degrees! So if …

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