While the mountains in the Land of Enchantment are a prime destination for powder-topped hills in the winter, we’ll bet you didn’t know that the summer is also the perfect time to hit the mountains. When you think of tubing in New Mexico, it’s natural to imagine snow, but you’ll find much more than that at this amazing spot! This ski hill in Red River Ski and Summer Area transforms every summer into the perfect spot to go summer mountain tubing in New Mexico. Hit the tracks that have been laid out upon the gigantic mountain for an adventure unlike any other. Featuring the longest summer tubing lanes in the country, you know that you’re in for a ride at this awesome mountain tubing hill in the Southwest’s friendliest ski town, all at Red River Tubing.

Check out this great video of patrons enjoying the summer mountain tubing experience at Red River:


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What is there to do at Red River Ski & Summer Area?

Red River may be known for its epic ski slopes, but the park is also a world-class summer destination. Some of the best warm-weather activities at Red River Ski & Summer Area include a ropes course, zip line, mini golf and disc golf, hiking, scenic chairlift rides, and - of course - mountain tubing. In the winter, there’s no better place in New Mexico to ski, snowboard, or snow tube. No matter when you visit, the fun never stops at Red River! It’s family-friendly, as well, boasting plenty for all ages to do.

Where can I find the best NM tubing hills?

When it comes to NM tubing hills, it’s hard to beat the one at Angel Fire Resort. The hill has four side-by-side lanes, making it perfect for friendly competition. Open daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. during the winter season, the snow tubing hill costs $40 per rider per hour. Other winter activities at the resort include skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. You can also visit Angel Fire in the summer for mountain biking, zip lining, scenic chairlift rides, golf and disc golf, hiking, tennis, pickleball, and several other family-friendly activities.

Where can I go tubing in New Mexico?

Summer in New Mexico can only mean one thing: time to hit the river! There are lots of opportunities to go tubing in New Mexico, and one of our favorites is the Rio Chama with New Mexico River Adventures. Float trips range in length from five hours to multiple days, leading tubers on an unforgettable adventure through New Mexico’s rugged canyon wilderness. If you do choose an overnight float trip, all meals and supplies are provided by New Mexico River Adventures!

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