Getting Here

Red River is located in the cool, crips mountains of northern New Mexico. Just a 50 minute drive from Taos and within close access to the towns of Eagle Nest and Angel Fire, our town is located on the popular Enchanted Circle.

Rio Colorado Cabins

Diving to Red River, New Mexico

Red River is easy to get to from any of these cities:
Albuquerque: 160 miles
Amarillo:  285 miles
Dallas: 650 miles
Denver: 260 miles
Kansas City: 696 miles
Lubbock: 416 miles
Oklahoma City: 520 miles
Tulsa: 582 miles
Wichita: 501 miles

Driving from Albuquerque?

Take I-25 through Santa Fe towards Taos (if you’re not planning on seeing Santa Fe you can take the Santa Fe Relief Route – NM 599). Take Hwy. 285/68 through Espanola and the canyon that runs along the Rio Grande into Taos.  Once you get through Taos, head north on NM 522 to Questa, then make a right on Highway 38 towards Red River.

Driving from Dallas?

Starting from I-35E N, head north towards Denton. Take TX-183 W towards Irving/DFW, then merge on to TX-114 W towards Grapevine. In 39 miles merge onto US-287 N toward Bridegport/Decatur. Take US-287 N/I-40W through Wichita Falls to Amarillo. Go through Amarillo then exit Soncy Road/TX-335 Loop. From the loop take the Tascosa Road/ RM-1061, and stay on 1061 for 30 miles. Turn right on US-385, then merge on to US-87 towards Dalhart. You’ll cross into New Mexico and head towards Clayton. Turn left onto US-412/US-56/NM-402/MONROE ST towards Springer. Once in Springer stay on NM 21 through Miami and Philmont Scout Ranch to Cimarron, then left on US-64. Once you reach Eagle Nest, turn right on US-38 and head on in to Red River.(Warning – this is the quickest route, but takes you through some really rural areas outside of Amarillo. To drive through more populated areas go from Amarillo to Dumas, then Hartley to Dalhart).

Driving from Houston

Head north on I-45 to exit 247 towards Waxahachie and Ft. Worth on Hwy 287. Stay on 287 through Ft. Worth, then head west on I-35/287 N towards DFW. Take exit 60 towards Decatur. Take US-287 N/I-40W through Wichita Falls to Amarillo. Go through Amarillo then exit Soncy Road/TX-335 Loop. From the loop take the Tascosa Road/ RM-1061, and stay on 1061 for 30 miles. Turn right on US-385, then merge on to US-87 towards Dalhart. You’ll cross into New Mexico and head towards Clayton. Turn left onto US-412/US-56/NM-402/MONROE ST towards Springer. Once in Springer stay on NM 21 through Miami and Philmont Scout Ranch to Cimarron, then left on US-64. Once you reach Eagle Nest, turn right on US-38 and head on in to Red River.(Warning – this is the quickest route, but takes you through some really rural areas outside of Amarillo. To drive through more populated areas go from Amarillo to Dumas, then Hartley to Dalhart).

Air Transportation

Choose one of the many daily flights into the Albuquerque International Sunport, or try the new American Airlines service into Santa Fe (direct from DFW and LAX).  Rental cars are available at both airport locations.

ABQ to Red River (three hour drive): Exit the Sunport on to I-25N through Santa Fe towards Taos (if you’re not planning on seeing Santa Fe you can take the Santa Fe Relief Route – NM 599). Take Hwy. 285/68 through Espanola and the canyon that runs along the Rio Grande into Taos. Once you get through Taos, head north on NM 522 to Questa, then make a right on Highway 38 towards Red River.

SAF to Red River (two hour drive): Exit to Santa Fe airport on to Airport Road. Make a left on NM 599 (Santa Fe Relief Route). Take Hwy. 285/68 through Espanola and the canyon that runs along the Rio Grande into Taos. Once you get through Taos, head north on NM 522 to Questa, then make a right on Highway 38 towards Red River.

Ground Transportation

Ground transportation is available from the Albuquerque International Sunport by calling:

Twin Hearts Express
Telephone: 1-800-654-9456 or (575) 751-1201
Round trip shuttle service to Santa Fe, Espanola, Taos, Taos Ski Valley, Red River, Rio Costilla, Questa and all of Southern Colorado. Four departures daily and tours.
Click here for information on public transportation between Red River and Albuqerque.

Rail Transportation

Now you can take the New Mexico Rail Runner from the Albuquerque Sunport to the Santa Fe Depot, then hop on the Taos Express to head to the mountains.  Beginning soon a shuttle will also be available from Santa Fe or Taos directly in to Red River.

Heli Transportation

Helicopter flights are available into Red River from Albuquerque’s Double Eagle II Airport from Enchantment Helicopters, (505) 831-HELI.

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