Red River Journals

Anniversary Weekend

An August 2007 trip to Red River by MITrujillo

Mountain Shadows Lodge Photo, Red River, New Mexico More Photos
Quote: On our way to Red River New Mexico for our anniversary, we decided to take in some other scenic spots. Like the Mighty Rio Grande.

Anniversary Weekend

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Overview

Northern View from the Gorge Photo, Red River, New Mexico
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If you have never been to the Great Southwest, this is an excellent place to start. Northern New Mexico is vastly different from the picture most people have in their heads. The high desert and mountains are not your typical arid desert clime and are more than worth the trip. As we made our way north from Santa Fe to Espanola, we passed the "Camel Rock" which is a natural stone formation shaped like the head and body of a camel. You can see it quite clearly from the highway and there is an area to get out of your car and take a closer look. Our trip took us by the Santa Fe Opera house and Flea Market. (A worthwhile weekend stop.) In Espanola, we elected the scenic route and headed ...Read More
Mountain Shadows Lodge Photo, Red River, New Mexico
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At the very edge of Main Street in Red River is the Mountain Shadows Lodge. Close enough to the hub of town for a short bike ride or moderate stroll, this quaint rustic guesthouse is an absolute treasure. With a variety of room sizes and styles, any type of refuge you require can be yours. We stayed in the Calamity Jane Room (also known as Room number 1) and it was the perfect size for two people. A queen size bed on a wooden cabin-style bed frame and antique washstand gave the room the feel of a family house with generations of treasures. The staff were friendly and helpful and gave us a sheet of helpful reminders about the lodge when we checked in. Other rooms offer several beds and kitchen/din...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 8, 2007

Mountain Shadows Lodge
P.O. BOX 586
Red River, New Mexico 87558
(800) 416-5187

Texas Red's

Restaurant

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They open at 4:30pm for dinner and if I were you, I would already be in line. Texas Reds is the most happening place in Red River at dinner time. This local landmark has been serving the best steaks west of the Mississippi for 30 years. From the complimentary peanuts (shells on the floor please) to the mouthwatering steaks, this is a taste of the Old West flavor in a fast food world. And speaking of fast food, this is not it. Your dinner is prepared for you with love and care. It will be worth the wait, but you will wait. They cut no corners in this restaurant. Your menu is a newspaper and aside from detailing the delicious fare, you will also learn a little about the history of the town a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 8, 2007

Texas Red's
111 E. Main Street
Red River, New Mexico 87558
(505) 754-2964

Timbers Steakhouse

Restaurant | "Timbers Restaurant"

Timbers Steakhouse Photo, Red River, New Mexico
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Timbers was a great place to eat. Our first night in town, we were caught by the obligatory mountain "monsoon" and jumped into a shop looking for jackets to keep us dry. The girl at the counter cheerfully suggested Timbers when we asked for a good place to eat. We arrived at about 7:30pm on a Friday night and managed to just beat the rush to the door. We were seated in a booth by the main street window, where we could see the ebb and flow of traffic. Timbers has two levels for dining, a small bar area with low tables and TV's and hosts live music and Karaoke on different nights of the week. Friendly staff and rustic decor keep with the consistant theme in this mountain town. The pace is laid back and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 8, 2007

Timbers Steakhouse
402 W. Main St.
Red River, New Mexico 87558
(505) 754-3156

Red River Ski Area

Attraction | "Summer Ski Lift"

Red River Ski Area Photo, Red River, New Mexico
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The Red Chair Ski lifts run year round in Red River. The Base of the lift is located behind the go-kart track. At $11 per person, it's not a bad deal for a one hour trip. The peak is 10,750 ft above sea level and it takes half an hour to get there. You can only see 20% of the lift from the starting point. I am not in love with heights in general, but the views were amazing and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 8, 2007

Red River Ski Area
400 Pioneer Road
Red River, New Mexico 87558
(505) 754-2223

About the Writer

MITrujillo

MITrujillo
Albuquerque, New Mexico