Closed for 13-14 ski season. Trail use at own risk.
Summer Yurt reservations available now. Just $50 per night! More Info
Summer season begins April 1st at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area with our summer yurt rentals, trail running and fitness camps, mountain bike camps and races. Info on events and dates coming soon.
Summer hiking and Mt. biking are always available on the Enchanted Forest trails, no fee required. The trail map is available here.
Open 7 days a week 9am to 4:30pm Enchanted Forest offers 33km of 12 - 16 ft wide groomed trails for both classic and freestyle skiing and 15km devoted to snowshoes, as well as 5km of trails to ski with your dog, and access to miles and miles of backcountry trails.
Enchanted Forest is located just 3 miles east of Red River, NM on NM highway 38 in the Carson National Forest. A short 45 minute drive from Taos NM, and just 2 hours from Santa Fe, NM and Alamosa, CO. 3 hours from Albuquerque NM and Colorado Springs, Co.
Enchanted Forest offers the best of all worlds - stunning mountain vistas along meandering forest trails for both skiing and snowshoeing, that have a back country feel in a groomed, signed and patrolled area.
At Enchanted Forest our mission is for everyone to have a great day on the snow!
Enchanted Forest operates under a special use permit in the Carson National Forest, USDA Forest Service.
Low O2 Challenge Ski and Snowshoe Races January 25th and 26th. 5k, 10k and 20k ski races and 5k and 10k snowshoe races. 10k Snowshoe race qualifies for nationals in Vermont!
NEW! Snowshoe discovery Interpretive Tours. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Learn to snowshoe the right way, and about the local sights, flora and fauna with our guides. 10am and 1:30pm!
Yurt Rentals Available 2013-2014 :: Yurt rentals available, but fill fast. Get the best dates before they are all full.
Cross country skiing is fun and easy, but you need to know the proper technique to get the best experience available. The Enchanted Forest PSIA Ski School instructors can teach you how to cross country ski the right way. Our instructors are trained in the latest teaching methods and ski techniques for all levels of skier proficiency, from beginners to experienced competitors.
If you've always wanted to stay in a back country yurt, but didn't fancy carrying your gear 4 miles uphill through 6 feet of powder, and thought, "Wouldn't it be great if Enchanted Forest had rental yurts on their trails?" this is the year you have been waiting for!
2011-2012 ticket prices are now available.
Trail Use Fees
4 Child sleds or "pulks" are available to rent by the day, afternoon or hour. Pulks pull easily and have room for both kids and gear.
Enchanted Forest trails are groomed with the latest technology in xc grooming machines, designed for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Enchanted Forest XC 29 Sangre de Cristo Drive Red River, NM 87558 575-754-6112
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