There’s A Truly Enchanted Forest In New Mexico And It’s Perfect For A Winter Hike
By Monica Spencer|Published February 21, 2018
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor’s note: As of December 2021, the Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area is closed due to extensive damage from a winter storm. While we will not be updating this article, you can still read all about this remarkable outdoor area below.
Spring hasn’t quite arrived in New Mexico; the temperatures and snowfall are still fluctuating between cold and snowy and warm and dry. It’s still a bit chilly in New Mexico this week, so let’s celebrate the last vestiges of winter with some day hikes in an enchanted forest.
Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area is located at 28 Sangre de Cristo Drive in Red River. You can find details about their trails, hours of operation, and other activities by visiting their website or their Facebook page.