Enchanted Forest Ski Area

The 2nd most popular cross country ski area in New Mexico.

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Northeast of Red River, the Enchanted Forest Ski Area has 30km of groomed cross country ski trails above 9,600 feet in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There are vast sweeps of dark green forest engulfed by the Enchanted Circle of peaks -- this is the Enchanted Forest. There is a day lodge onsite. They have a 5km route open to dogs, too.

To reach Enchanted Forest from Red River, head east on NM38 toward Eagle Nest. After three miles you will see a very large, brown sign that says, Enchanted Forest. Turn right just past the mile post 16 sign onto dirt road. Go down a small hill and then up a large hill. Follow signs up hill to parking lot. Additional parking on highway lot.

Overall, Enchanted Forest Ski Area is the 2nd most popular cross country ski area of all 12 Nordic ski destinations in New Mexico.

Enchanted Forest Ski Area Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  CNF (505) 758-6200; Enchanted XC Ski Area (505) 754-2374; Red River CoC (800) 348-6444; NM Tourism (800) SEENEWM; Enchanted Forest Cross Country Area (800) 348-6444.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Riverside Lodge (800) 432-9999; Sundance B&B, Red River (505) 754-2321

Luxury Loding:  Corkins Lodge, Chama (505) 588-7261; Lodge At Chama (505) 756-2133; Copper King Lodge (800) 727-6210

Breakfast Restaurant:  Blackcrow Coffee

Reference Source:  click here http://www.enchantedforestxc.com/

GPS:  36.6994, -105.3467

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  7311

Enchanted Forest Ski Area Cross Country Skiing Map