The Draft Red River Comprehensive Plan will be presented at the Working Session of the Town Council’s December 18th meeting and the general public is invited to attend. A facilitated discussion by Consensus Planning will follow the presentation. The consultants have been working with the community for the past year on the Comprehensive Plan. The public input process included three public meetings, in addition to stakeholder interviews and steering committee meetings. The Comprehensive Plan focuses on the physical development of the community, and promotes the health, safety, and welfare by addressing the on-going desire for sustainable economic development, the adequacy of municipal infrastructure to serve existing and future development, the availability of community services including public safety, the need for workforce housing, and hazard mitigation to keep the community safe given its interface with the Carson National Forest.
Town of Red River Comprehensive Plan (6.4 MB PDF)
Mondays 11:00am at the Red River Community House.
Take your photography to the next level! Learn some basic photography techniques and then put them to use in a guided photography walk around town. Bring your smartphone or digital camera to the class. All ages welcome, but photographers under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
This is a somewhat strenuous guided hike to one of the prettiest mountain lakes in the Red River area! We'll hike up to the lake, have lunch, and then hike back down. Bring a sack lunch. If you have an SUV or truck, please bring it - we will be carpooling and driving on a rough dirt road for about a mile. The hike is 4 miles with a 1,200 foot elevation gain. Meet at the Community House at 9:00 am on Tuesdays.
Tuesdays & Saturdays 7:00-9:00 pm
Dancing has been a long-time tradition at the Community House. Everyone enjoys line dancing – parents, grandparents, and children. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never danced before or if you’re a pro – we have a line dance teacher who will lead the way!
Wednesday & Saturday afternoons at 3:30 pm
This is a great family activity! Build a boat on the Community House lawn using wood, nails, and paint! It takes about an hour to paint and decorate your boat and then to let it dry. Make sure to give your boat a name and then we’ll race it down the Red River! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday Evenings, 7:00pm at the Red River Community House
This is one of the Community House's most popular activities! There will be line dancing, family games and much more on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm! Bring your whole family for a great time at the Community House.
Fridays 8:00-10:00pm at the Red River Community House.
This is THE event for Red River teens ages 13-17 – both visitors and residents. You don’t want to miss the fun. We’ll have food, video games, music, ping pong, air hockey, and other activities! See you there! Every Friday at 8:00 pm!
Saturdays at 9:00am. Meet at the Red River Community House.
This easy hike in Red River will take place on Saturday mornings. The entire hike is about 1.5 miles long. You’ll learn about the history, geography, and culture of Red River and northern New Mexico on this hike. Please bring water, rain gear, and wear comfortable shoes.
Enjoy the original and only Cowboy Evening of its kind now in the 23rd season hosted by the Lewis family and crew at the top of beautiful Bobcat Pass, 9820' elevation. It is truly a western adventure you must experience - a must-do event while visiting Red River!
Join us for a chuckwagon brisket supper and music from Michael Martin Murphey under the stars in our outdoor ampitheater.
July Dates: 1, 2, 7, 12, 16, 19, 21, 28, 30
August Dates: 4, 6, 11, 13, 25, 26
September Dates: 2 & 3
Larry Joe Taylor's "Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights" Music Festival & Cook-off:
• "Red River Red" CASI Chili Cook-off
• New Mexico State Green Chile Championship
• Lone Star BBQ Society Cook-off
• People's Choice Salsa, Open, & Dessert
Browse through booths of hand-crafted items, jewelry, home furnishings, food, art, pottery, and specialty goods while you enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, and the crisp air and changing colors of fall in Red River.
Authentic German food and music, arts & crafts exhibitors, microbreweries & wineries, entertaining games & contests, food vendors, and family friendly activities. Get your commemorative taster mug or stein when you get to the park!
$5 admission fee.
Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas holiday for so many people but nowhere is this done with more style than Red River! Switch on the Holidays begins in Brandenburg Park at 7 o’clock with Christmas caroling and the annual tree lighting then moves indoors for cocoa, cider, cookies and a special visit from Santa Claus!
It is a New Mexican Christmas tradition to place luminarias or farolitos (paper bags with sand and a lighted candle inside) around houses and along streets. It is also a tradition to place luminaries along a one-way three-kilometer loop at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area. Guests ski or snowshoe under the warm glow of candlelight and if it begins to snow the effect is just incredible. This is quite possibly the most beautiful holiday experience in North America! Join the Enchanted Forest crew on Christams Day for complimentary chile con queso, green chile stew, posole, desserts and hot drinks in the warming hut.
Race to the top of The Face at the Red River Ski & Summer Area! Contestants are timed and compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. Not into that much throttle? Grab a spot at the Lift House or on the snow to watch this fun (and loud) event!
The week is filled with costume balls, bead tossing, singing and dancing, Cajun and Creole gourmet delights, parades, kids costume contest, cajun cook-off, burning of the Loup-garu, crawfish boils, downhill gator race, and more!