Recreation & Entertainment


Big river rafts


How about enjoying a New Mexico whitewater river raft trip down the Rio Grande Gorge? Big River offers rafting trips planned to suit your every need for every skill level. Enjoy relaxing dinner floats or exciting rapid rides down the Rio Grande River, including delicious picnics. You choose your adventure from mild to wild whitewater rafting trips. We've been providing Rio Grande rafting excitement to folks around the country and the world since 1983, and we hope you'll join us this season. We run the River from March through November! Large and small groups welcome. From 1-100 people.


Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures


Come join us at Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures for the ultimate in outdoor fun for the entire family. You can ride horseback or on ATVs and T-Rexs through the beautiful Carson National Forest back to the Old Red River Pass, a favorite of many. The views are spectacular and will leave you with fond family memories for years to come. Our summer season offers our famous chuckwagon dinner with live entertainment at its finest, and the best meal to be found anywhere around!


Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad


Climb aboard our National Historic Landmark for a 64-mile day trip you’ll never forget. Our coal-fired steam engine carries you through steep mountain canyons, high desert, and lush meadows as you zig zag between the Colorado and New Mexico border. Open your eyes to spectacular and rare Western scenery which can only be viewed from our train’s unique route. Ride in the Victorian elegance of our deluxe parlor car or choose the budget-friendly coach car. Either way, a delicious buffet lunch is included. Trains depart daily from Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado, from late May’s blooming wildflowers through the gold leaves of October. A luxury motor coach chauffeurs you back to your starting point at the end of the ride. Let’s fire up your adventure.


Eukie's Paint & Sip


At Eukie's Paint & Sip, we offer an alternative to your typical night out. We guide those who claim “I’m not an artist” to embrace their creative side, and the more experienced artists are encouraged to explore their personal vision. We provide the opportunity for everyone to explore art on a personal level while having a blast doing it. We feel that friends, family, your beverage of choice and creativity make for a memorable and fun experience. We’ll take care of bringing all the art supplies: canvas, paint, brushes, aprons, and inspiration. Open studio allows you to choose the design you’d like to paint. We prep the materials, provide self-guided lessons with an artist on hand to assist you and clean everything up when you’re finished. All you need to do is have a good time and take home your completed painting.


Fagan's Guided Fly Fishing


Jeff Fagan has over 40 years of knowledge and experience in the illustrious art of fly fishing. He is eager and excited to teach all who want to learn how to fly fish. He knows all the best fishing holes from here to Montana. His guidance and teaching methods have people coming back every Summer for additional lessons. Jeff runs his guiding services out of his office at 500 West Main Street so check his availability at the store. 


Far Flung Adventures


Far Flung Adventures has been safely outfitting family and group river trips for over 40 years. We have run commercial adventures on dozens of rivers around the country and the world. With that said, these days we like to concentrate our work here in New Mexico, because this is the land and the people we care most about.


Frye's Old Town


A great place to be a kid! Come enjoy "the store that does the gunfights" and harness your inner cowboy or indian. Frye's Old Town is a Red River tradition unlike any other that has spanned over 50 years. Join the tradition and make it your own on your next visit to Red River. Also, while you are visiting check out the beautiful collections of The Jewelry Lady located inside Frye's Old Town.


Joy of massage


Joy of Massage is owned and operated by Joy Stromberg, Nationally Certified and New Mexico State Licensed Massage Therapist, Lic # 7641. I have enjoyed working one on one with clients to alleviate stress, resolve sticky joint function and bolster a deep sense of well being. The human body is beautifully crafted- it carries you through this life and deserves TLC. - Think of me as a car mechanic for your muscular skeletal system.


Just over the back archery club

The Red River shoot has been one of the best shoots held in New Mexico with a loyal following of archers.  The course is always challenging and fun. J.O.B. Archery enjoys all the aspects of putting on the best shoot in the state.  From setting up an aggressive course, to supporting fellow clubs, we love it all.  We put this shoot on for you, the shooter, the hunter, the family, because we are all of those things.


Lucky Shot Old Time Photos


We have been open for 2 summers now but have not yet found a permanent home.  We are open on weekends during June and full time starting the 4th of July.  So if you want the best souvenir of your visit to Red River or you just like dressing up...or you just want an instant portrait of the family. Come visit Lucky Shot Photo Parlor!


Mike addington


Best described as Soulful Americana, Country Folk with a Honkey-Tonk edge; singer, songwriter, and guitarist Mike Addington began his professional career as soon as he could enter a bar. Mike picked up the guitar at the early age of 6, and never doubted his calling. Catch him playing at the Lost Love Saloon every night from 6-9 pm.


New Mexico Adventure Tours


New Mexico Adventure Tours in a part of Big Mountain Sports and offers scenic, guided tours through some of the most gorgeous country in the nation. Their seasoned tour guides have a wealth of information about the history of the land and its people. This is a great way to psend a saturday morning with the family. The tours are taken on customized trucks with seating for 6-8 in a renovated truck bed.


New mexico river adventures


New Mexico’s Top Rated Rafting, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Rock Climbing Outfitter. A full service tour company able to handle all of your recreation needs in New Mexico.  The Rio Grande offers the perfect half and full day rafting opportunities during your stay in Red River.  Come cool off in the river with us!  Join our World Class Guides this spring/summer for the best in outdoor recreation in New Mexico and make memories to last a lifetime!


Red River Community House


The history of the Community House is the story of a few families and their devotion to traditional American values. These early 1940’s families wanted Red River to have a place for families to worship, marry, play, dance, enjoy music, and preserve the culture and history of Red River. Through their dedication and hard work, the Community House became a reality. Today, over 70 years later, the building and its programs continue that legacy of values and vision.


Red River Mountain Adventures


Ever wanted to see what was on the other side of that mountain? Rent a jeep, head on up there and find out! Jeep rentals come in various packages and are always guaranteed to give your family a wild ride. Some of the more popular trails include: Greene Peak, Midnight Meadows, 4th of July Canyon, & Goose Lake Trail.


Red river ski & summer area


Some of our exciting activities include: skiing, snowboarding, winter tubing, Snow Coach Dinner Tours, Torchlight Parades & Fireworks in the winter. During the summer The Pioneer Flyer, our family friendly seated zip line,  summer scenic chairlift rides, summer mountain tubing, 18 hole mountain top disc golf, mountain biking, hiking, and fishing.  We offer adventure wedding ceremony and reception locations.  Hidden Treasure Aerial Park, features 3 levels of excitement with elements provided every 25 feet.  Challenge yourself, your friends and relatives on this fun activity for the whole family.




Come with us on a guided snowmobile tour in the beautiful Carson National Forest. Join us in this fun-filled winter sport! Explore the mountains aboard late model Ski-Doo snowmobiles. We have miles of winding groomed trails, large open meadows, scenic peaks and overlooks. You'll find some of the best snowmobiling available anywhere!


Red River Stables


Serving the outdoor enthusiast for over 30 years,  Red River Stables, owned by Dirk and Kathy Neal, invites you to come ride the scenic Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico the way it was done 100 years ago – on horseback! Rides are available for all levels from beginner to the most experienced riders. We offer a wide range of options from hourly rides to all day treks. You can combine your ride with fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing. We offer Spring Break & Fall rides, weather permitting.


Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association

Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Bike Riding, and just plain Relaxing are among the activities to be enjoyed during warmer months of the year in Rio Costilla Park. May to September is ideal for experiencing Rio Costilla Park in it’s splendor. Temperatures are mild, wild flowers are in bloom and wildlife is most active. Deer and Elk inhabit Rio Costilla Park in vast numbers. Visitors may see smaller game such as: Turkey, Ruffed Grouse or Golden Eagles. One may be fortunate enough to see Bear or Cougar and Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep frolicking in the sunlight.


Turquoise Tours


Get under the surface! We offer food tour, mountain bike tour & shuttle, historic walking tour, cultural driving tour, historic art tour and more!