New Mexico Day Trips, Nature February 22, 2017
The Awesome Outdoor Day Trip Everyone In New Mexico Must Take
Many people are drawn to the notion of veering off the beaten path. But have you ever considered doing that literally? With jeep and snow cat tours, roads aren’t required. Head into New Mexico’s backcountry for a one-of-a-kind adventure that showcases our state’s natural beauty and remote places.
Jeep tours don’t require athleticism, making them a good choice for anyone who might not be able to handle a hardcore hike.
A number of outfits offer these sightseeing tours throughout New Mexico, but the price can be prohibitive, at well over $100 per person.
For many, it’s worth the splurge. However, Red River Offroad offers the same experience, starting at a more affordable $49 per adult.
In exchange, you receive a three-hour long trip along the Greenie Peak Trail that includes breathtaking views…
…And takes you to disused gold mines - if you plan on scrambling up to the entrance, wear hiking shoes.
Another option is to take a four-hour-long ride to Goose Lake ($75 per adult). The trail tops out at an altitude of 11,400 feet, so definitely dress in layers.
As you bump along, absorb a little local history in between river crossings, admiring wildflowers, and viewing old mining cabins.
In addition to being renowned for its gorgeous setting, the mountain town of Red River is also known for being the
snowiest place in New Mexico.
When snow blankets the ground, just take a UTV snow cat tour instead of a traditional jeep adventure ($59 per person for two hours).
The backcountry is perhaps even more stunning in winter.
Your guide provides tubes and sleds so you can make the most of the snow.
During autumn, fall foliage focused trips are also available.
It’s a good idea to
make a reservation, especially during the busy summer months.
Red River Offroad is located at 500 A East Main Street in Red River.
Have you ever taken a jeep tour or gone off-roading on your own? What’s your favorite New Mexico trail?