Fun Fall Things to Do in Red River, NM and Surrounding Areas

One of the best Things to do in Red River, NM is rent a hot air balloon like the one featured in this photo.

Fall is always a good time to get away for a moment and try something new. Whether you’ve visited the Red River, NM, area before, or if this is your first time, you can find many excellent things to do nearby during the fall months. They range from expansive views of the changing fall colors to high-flying adventures in the sky. Let us share five of the best fall activities to do when you stay at one of M Vacation Properties & Resorts getaways.

1. See the Fall Colors in All Their Glory

Checking out the trees changing colors should be at the top of your list for things to do in Red River, NM, when you visit. There are many ways to do this, but one of the best is to get in a car and drive the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. It’s 80 miles long, so you will be sure to get your fix of fall beauty in the state.

2. Look Up into the Sky

For nine days in October, the sky near Albuquerque, NM, is filled with hot air balloons. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a sight that you shouldn’t miss. You see a variety of hot air balloons in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Wake up early to see balloons lift off or come back at night and watch the balloons light up the night sky. If you are interested in renting a balloon there are many locations nearby. We suggest Taos Balloon Rides, Rio Grande Balloons, and Eske’s Paradise Balloons.

3. The Best Hiking in Northern New Mexico and Colorado

If you need to get moving, there are many splendid trails for people of all experience levels. An easy but beautiful route to start with is the Mallette Park Nature Trail. For those looking for something more, head over to the Columbine Trail. It’s about five miles long and leads you through a few different environments. If you are an experienced hiker, try the Lost Lake Trail 91. It will take you up more than 11,000 feet with a variety of terrain to maneuver over.

4. Experience the Music Scene

There’s a lot of great music in the state. One way to experience it all in one place is by attending the Red River Folk Festival. It’s a four-day event that includes some of the best folk music you’ll hear for miles. You can sample the local arts and crafts scene too. Buy your tickets before you leave.

5. Try Fly Fishing in New Mexico

Fagan’s Guided Fly Fishing is the best place to start. You’ll get an opportunity to fish in Carson National Forest with a guide to help you learn about fly fishing. Who knows, maybe it will be your new favorite hobby.

Fall in Love with Some of the Best Red River, NM, Lodging

This is only the surface of what you can see in the fall. If you want to learn about more things you can do in River River, NM, in the fall, our knowledgeable staff is sure to have lots of suggestions. M Vacation Properties & Resorts has a portfolio of more than 130 vacation rentals. Are you interested in hearing more or booking your New Mexico vacation? Please check our availability or call us at 800-453-3498 for more information.