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Address: 29 Sangre de Cristo Dr, Red River, NM 87558
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Enchanted Forest is New Mexico's largest and only full service cross...

Enchanted Forest is New Mexico's largest and only full service cross country ski area. We offer a full rental shop, PSIA XC ski lessons, ski patrol, and snack bar, all at our comfy day lodge and lesson area.

With 32 km of ski trails, and 18 km of snowshoe trails we offer plenty of terrain for anyone to have fun.

We also offer Summer and Winter on trail yurt rentals. Ski or Snowshoe in the Winter, or Hike or Mt. Bike in the Summer.

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mountain bike trails

The enchanted forest was a wonderful place for summer mountain biking. We chose the easier trails...not too steep. The more advanced trails were rocky and steep. Would... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2013
Victoria C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

The enchanted forest was a wonderful place for summer mountain biking. We chose the easier trails...not too steep. The more advanced trails were rocky and steep. Would recommend the powderpuff trail for beginners.

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new mexico
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

When the snow is good here, you can't beat it. The folks who run the area and also the rental shop are very accomodating and the rental equipment, if you need it, is top notch.

Thank chasbabb
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Beautiful terrain through trees that take you by stunning vistas. Nicely groomed terrain for classic and skate, although Linda's Leg was not and it was pretty skinny and icy for much of it but with the fresh snow over the last week perhaps that has improved. They offer a separate section for dog owners and that was great too.

Thank Wb81224
Portland, Maine
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Extensive and well-groomed trails. Great service and rental options! If you love to xc, this is a unique experience. Lots of uphill work in the mountains, but that makes the downhill runs all the merrier! There is nothing like xc at 10,000+ ft!

Thank xyzava
Sandia Park, NM
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2013

My wife and I have been coming to Enchanted Forest for over 20 years. The trails have become wider, better groomed. Parking is easier to get in and out. The outdoor bathrooms are larger and heated now. The retail/rental space is enlarged and boasts a great Spring gear sale. Another addition in the last few years is the dog trails... More 

Thank Jim R
Dallas, Texas
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We loved our cross country ski lesson and instructor. Even though we are expert downhill skiing, it didn't translate well to cross country so the lesson first thing in the morning was a real help. Then we spent the rest of the morning and the afternoon taking the trails at our own pace. Cross country skiing was a challenge but... More 

Thank GlutenIntolerant
New Hampshire
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2013 via mobile

I loved my day of skiing here. Te family run business is a kickback to simpler times. The road up is dicey but you can call a shuttle though if you don't have a cell on you, you say a prayer and gun it up the steep road. The grooming was great. You can rent a yurt and make 2... More 

Thank NewHampshirePeppie
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

We stopped in for a lesson in XC skiing. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Thank Frederick C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Nice trails for a couple of days, but smallish for more. Good options for on and off-trails, skate, classic, and backcountry. Great staff. Small base area, seating for 10-12, but easily crowded. No running water, but caraffes of hot water and coffee, and soup in a cup available for purchase. Very relieved to have the option to catch a short... More 

Thank New2ABQ
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Very easy to find this beautiful place and we love the activities. If you have never gone cross-country skiing give this place a try. It's like hiking on roller skates...really long roller skates with oil-slick wheels! Beautiful trails.

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