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Summer Vacation Ideas

New Mexico is a place of wonder. Its vast desert terrain and thick Indian culture bring its visitors a very different looking United States. Since its admission as a state, a product of the famous Mexican-American War (Remember the Alamo?) it has remained a place of wonder. The panoramic landscape continues to amaze its thousands of yearly tourists. One of New Mexico's greatest tourist attraction, the Angel Fire Resort, offers some of the best landscape in all of New Mexico. But the resort has a lot more to offer than just amazing visuals.

Mountain Biking

The terrain in Angel Fire offers some of the world’s best mountain biking trails. Home of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Angel Fire is a mountain biker's paradise. The mountain's rough terrain offers up just about any challenge. Beginner bikers can take smooth paths while the more experienced can challenge some of the rougher trails.


Now, I know what you’re thinking. What can I do with a chairlift in the summer? Well, the vantage point you get from atop the chile express will change your mind. Bring you backpacks and pack your lunch, the beautiful hills and trees offer the perfect picnic atmosphere. From up there you can also take advantage of the hiking trails, and get the best view of Angel Fire, from above.


The Angel Fire Resort is located on the scenic Rio Grande Gorge. The Rio Grande offers some stunning rafting possibilities, and well as lazy rides down river. This one of the most relaxing and/or exciting ways to experience this area.


Have you got fishermen in your family? When planning your trip, don't forget to bring you bait and tackle. The Resort owns Monte Verde Lake, which is host to spectacular rainbow trout all throughout the summer. Bring your own boat or just your poles, Angel Fire has both boats and bait on sale. Trust your gut and I'll bet you won't come out empty handed.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is by far and away the best way to see the stunning beauty of New Mexico. Visit the stunning Moreno Valley, and breath in that mountain fresh air. Angel Fire Resort is a great place for beginners, intermediates, and advanced riders, anyone who wants to just get on the back of horse and ride.