Angel Fire Visitor Guide 2022

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Family-friendly Hiking Trails

Hot Air Balloon Excursions

Best Bike Park in the Southwest

Local and Legendary Fare




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Take in the views from the Chile Express chairlift, soar through the mountains on a Zipline Adventure Tour, ride a variety of trails at the nationally ranked Angel Fire Bike Park, play a round on our scenic 18-hole golf course, paddle the lake, or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the Southern Rockies.

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Giving Back to our Community is part of who I am as a REALTOR. SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS I SPONSOR:

Casting for Recovery Paseo Project Heart of Taos Moreno Valley High School Humane Society of Taos Eagle Nest PTA Shuter Library National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Eagle Nest Elementary & Middle School Cancer Foundation of New Mexico Taos Feeds Taos Rocky Mountain Youth Corp Taos County Halloween Candy Drive Taos County Crime Stoppers

Lisa Sutton

Qualifying Broker/Owner 3375 Mountain View Blvd. Suite E Angel Fire, NM 87710

Call Lisa to help find your mountain escape



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10 Mayor’s welcome ADVENTURE


12 Golf dreams

20 Vietnam Memorial

30 Special spots

After a long layoff (thanks a lot COVID-19) Angel Fire’s famed high mountain activities are back. With kindness to others and common decency everyone can enjoy our enchanted lands.

The most important stop on the annual cross-country veterans memorial bike ride, don’t miss this wonderful historic walk thru time, past and present.

Delicious is the only way to describe dining in Angel Fire and surrounds.

21 Brews and views

Find your fave!

14 Horseback

and Fishing fun Angel Fire and surrounds have the best hiking in Northern New Mexico. And, Angel Fire waters offer wet and wonderful pass-times for all.

16 Water fun Paddle-boarding, pedal boating, kayaking and more.

17 Hiking Here are some great trails for the whole family to enjoy.

18 Bikers bounty Voted the best bike park around, newbies to experts make Angel Fire Bike Park their must-do for summer and fall.

Check out our award-winning breweries and wineries up the Rio Grandé and around the Enchanted Circle.

24 Old West

and Wild Rivers Cimarron, the Philmont Scout Ranch and Ratón all have wonderful stories to tell. Head out to find more.

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32 Dining directory CULTURE

34 Studio Art Tour Arts and crafts have been stalled long enough. Now they’re back, in this tour through the studios in the valleys between Angel Fire, Taos and the Enchanted Circle. Studios throughout the area are flinging open their doors and inviting people to join them once again.

26 Enchanted Circle Villages and towns along the 87-mile route offer a scenic tour of our magic lands.


26 Balloons

over Angel Fire One of the most celebrated hot air balloon weekends in the nation and a full-day feast of arts, music and mimosas.




Robin Martin, Owner Chris Baker, Publisher John Miller, Editor Virginia Clark, Managing Editor Karin Eberhardt, Creative Director Michael Tashji, Copy Editor Chris Wood, Advertising Director Cindy Boivert, Sales Manager


Mary Chavez, Business Manager Paul Gutches, Production Manager Zoe Urban, Graphic Designer

36 Mountain Originals Be sure to check out the Enchanted Circle’s music scene.


Jo Mixon, Virginia Clark PHOTOGRAPHY

Courtesy Angel Fire Resort


38 Things to do Ongoing and special adventures, music and fun things to do.


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Year-round RVing

with all the views, all the feels, winter water sites, great Wi-Fi and 24/7 hassle-free check-in.


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Because You Care About Moreno Valley

We know that every dollar invested in a community represents a donor’s legacy and dream for positive change. In 2021, the philanthropic footprint supporting the communities of the Moreno Valley took hold. There are currently 6 charitable funds dedicated to the Moreno Valley: Shuter Library of Angel Fire Fund Loving Family Memorial Fund Rebecca McCracken Memorial Fund

Angel Fire Community Foundation Afliate Fund Inspire Angel Fire Youth Together Fund Taylor-Shuter Library of Angel Fire Fund

For more information on how your family or business can partner, contact the Taos Community Foundation.

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From The Mayor

Maybe it is simply the most spectacular fall foliage you’ve ever encountered while going on the Studio Art Tour, meeting local artists then stargazing at night as you sip on a glass of wine.

Welcome to Angel Fire, a place to make “forever” memories. Nestled in the Moreno Valley of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Angel Fire is the perfect mountain oasis. A place for an altitude adjustment, to take deep breaths, to refresh your soul or to seek adventure. Over the past two years, during the pandemic, we’ve had to put most things on hold for the safety and well-being of our locals and our guests. Moving into 2022, planned events are making a come-back. Make your reservations now! What did you miss most about Angel Fire? Is it the adventure of the largest Bike Park in the Rocky Mountains that has been voted “Best in the Southwest” by 7 years in a row? Or the miles of local hiking trails that meander throughout our greenbelts and into the forest? Is it the Zipline tour or our par 72, 6,653-yard, 18-hole golf course? Or horseback rides in the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains?


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It could also be the hot air balloon festival, street fairs, music venues, farmers market, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, various race events, or simply having a peaceful relaxing stay as you unwind and renew? Maybe it is a blend of all of the above. If so, you should plan more than one trip to Angel Fire this year to experience the different seasons and activities. Angel Fire is a year-round family friendly getaway destination. Our local businesses want to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable. We are all excited to welcome you back or say welcome for the first time. We hope to see you again and again. Oh and don’t forget your camera or you might miss that wildlife shot or a selfie in the sunset!

J0 Mixon

Mayor, Village of Angel Fire

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Miles of Smiles The High Country is known the world over for snow sports but a best-kept secret is golf.Attitude at altitude’ is one of the big perks of mile-highand-more elevations.

Angel Fire championship and disc golf is a best kept secret

Located at 8,600 feet in elevation, Angel Fire Country Club in high desert summer offers cooling breezes, endless sunshine, the occasional monsoon and gorgeous golf. Plus the balls fly so far at altitude – it’s addicting. People come from Texas, California, all over the U.S. and Europe — some who discover it during the winter when they ski, and then come back to golf.

GOLF AND DISC GOLF Perched amid the mountain-high valley of Angel Fire, the par 72, 6,653-yard 18-hole course is open, as is the redesigned PDGA Approved Disc Golf 18-hole course, located at Agua Fria Peak, via the Chile Express chairlift. The championship course features immaculately groomed greens and magnificent views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains that easily tests the skills of athe best golfers, while at the same time its gently rolling terrain and tees make the course enjoyable for all players.

DISC GOLF Enjoy amazing mountain views and challenge yourself with the 18-hole disc golf course located at the summit of the mountain. Angel Fire’s disc golf is free to play but requires a lift ticket or season pass to access the chairlift. Hole number one is located straight ahead off the chairlift across from The Chapel. The course includes both amateur and pro tee pads, and takes you through a scenic hike at 10,000+ feet elevation. The last hole brings you back to the central summit area.

EQUIPMENT AND MORE Besides driving ranges, putting greens and chipping area, the pro shop offers a full range of golf apparel, equipment and lessons/clinics for men, women and juniors. Course maps, disc rentals and scorecards are available in the Ticket Office at the base of the Chile Express chairlift. Call 575-377-4383.


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Roadrunner Tours, Angel Fire 575-377-6416, One-hour to all-day beginners/advanced tours – perfect for small children, gold-panning, high meadows and mountains; plus lodging, sleigh rides, weddings. You name it, Nancy Burch's Roadrunner Tours has it!

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here’s nothing more enjoyable than sightseeing our enchanted trails on horseback.

Beginning in May or June, riders of every level hit the trails through La Lama Hills and the Sangre de Cristo mountains for one-hour slow-paced trails, two- and three-hour rides through Cebolla Mesa, Enchanted Forest, and Red River Fish Hatchery.


Head to the rush of the Río Grande or lakes such as Cabresto and Stone in Questa, and all the streams splashing down from high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Trout is the most common and New Mexico Game & Fish stocks

One-hour to full-day tours of private ranch and Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area. Owned and operated by the Lewis family, Bob Cat Pass is a favorite of families and adventure seekers; plus Cowboy Evenings. A must-do.

Serving the outdoor enthusiast for over 30 years, Red River Stables, owned by Dirk and Kathy Neal, invites you to come ride the scenic Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northern New Mexico the way it was done 100 years ago – on horseback.

Located just down the canyon south of Taos, a mile or so north of the village of Pilar, your trip advisor/ride guide Melissa Hejma gives complete historical backgrounding and great rides for beginners on up to experts.

rainbows, but cutthroats, brook, brown and lake trout abound, and northern pike are also found. Eagle Nest Lake in the Moreno Valley, offers trout, northern pike, kokanee salmon, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, common carp, white sucker, channel catfish and sunfish. Fish from the bank or by boat. New Mexico Special Trout Waters regulations reflect our famous chile dishes – red, green and Christmas.

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Río Grande Stables, San Cristóbal 1-888-508-7667,

Offers half/full-day and evening rides for that picture picture-perfect trip, allowing you to unwind while enjoying stunning vistas over the mountainous landscape.

— Fish for fun or a delicious meal

Red Chile Water (catch-and-release with tackle restrictions) includes the Cimarrón River, east of Eagle Nest in Colfax County and Río Costilla (up near the Colorado border) – tackle restrictions include artificial flies or lures with a single barbless hook.




Some companies offer horseback and river-rafting combos, riding through Cebolla Mesa, then descending into the deepest part of Del Norté National Monument to the banks of the Río Grande. Group minimums of two to four people typically required, depending on the season and availability. Call each outfitter for updated information.

isherfolk know it is fun whether you catch anything or not. But since catch-andrelease is more the norm these days, guilt is gone and enjoyment reigns.

Red River Stables, Red River

Cieneguilla Stables, Pilar

Find half-day rides to meadows above Taos Ski Valley and full-day tours with some outfitters. For a more advanced ride check out Gold Hill or Cebolla Mesa to the Río Grande Gorge overlook or even on up to Wheeler Peak.

Drop a Line

Bob Cat Pass Wilderness Adventures, Colfax County

the Taos Junction Bridge north of Pilar. Tackle restrictions include artificial fly or lure with a single barbless hook.

Grande cutthroat and Gila trout, but unlimited bag limit for rainbow, brown and brook trout) includes Cabresto Creek, Canada Tio Grande, Frijoles Creek, Gavilan Creek, Italianos Creek, Leandro Creek, Río Santa Barbara, South Fork Río Hondo and Yerba Creek. Green Chile Water (two-trout daily bag limit with tackle restrictions) includes the Red River (from its confluence with Goose Creek 1.1 miles upstream to the Carson National Forest boundary), Shuree Ponds, and the Río Grande from the Colorado state line to

Christmas Chile Water (two-trout daily bag limit with any legal tackle) includes the Red River from its confluence with the Río Grande upstream to the lower walking bridge at the Red River Fish Hatchery, and the Río Grande from the Colorado state line to the Taos Junction Bridge north of Pilar. All info – like maps, descriptions, laws and regulations for licensing, are at the Game and Fish website ( fishing). For hands-on, experienced advice, check out or ask that kid with a pole walking down the stream bank. No matter where, fish fun here abounds!

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pen mid-May through Oct. 1, Angel Fire Resort’s Monte Verde Lake is a beautiful spring-fed high mountain place to hike, fish with family, boat and paddle board. The lake is stocked with rainbow lake trout throughout the summer – perfect for a family fish fry. On the east end of the lake there is a floating dock for fishing or just relaxing.

Monte Verde Lake

Boats, stand-up paddle boards, pedal boats, two-person kayaks and fishing equipment are available for rent. Angel Fire Fishing Permits are required and can be obtained at the Boat House. Permits also available at the Membership Office at The Country Club (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday) when the Lake House is closed. Permits must be worn at all times.) Monte Verde Lake Office is located at 25 Lakeview Park Drive. Call 575-377-9971 for more information.

Water Adventure RENTALS

Stand-Up Paddle Board Age minimum 12 years old, strong swimmers, must wear life vest, leash and whistle when on-water; stand on paddle board only on water; enter/exit in designated area next to Monte Verde Lake Office.

Pedal Boat Age minimum 4 years old, be able to swim and must wear a life vest. No fishing from a pedal boat.

BRING YOUR OWN Yes! You are welcome to bring your own non-motorized watercraft. No permit fee for boats under 15 feet. To store your boat, pay a seasonal registration fee in Monte Verde Lake Office, 25 Lakeview Park Drive. Call 575-377-9971 for details.




Lightning is common in Angel Fire, especially during monsoon season. If you see lightning or hear thunder, immediately return to shore and seek shelter. Wind can also create a hazard on the lake and anything more than a breeze can make boating very difficult, even dangerous. If the wind picks up, return to shore.


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• No Alcohol – alcoholic beverages are not permitted at Monte Verde Lake.

• Dogs – must be on leash on shore but allowed to swim in the lake and ride on boats off leash.

• Whistles required on water to notify others in case of emergency.

• Fires – charcoal grills and campfires not permitted on Monte Verde Lake.

• No Swimming – there is no lifeguard. The water is extremely cold. Check in with the Lake Attendant on arrival and sign liability waiver.

• No Wake Lake – boats with motors and devices like jet skis are not allowed. Trolling motors are permitted.


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alking or hiking the trails in and around Angel Fire is spectacular. Ranging from easy to expert, you’ll see wildlife, flowers, cliffs and bowers, and finally own the true joy of Rocky Mountain high altitude. All trails in local public lands of Carson National Forest are open to hikers and runners for all levels of ability, including the scenic Williams Lake Trail that continues onto the Wheeler Peak Trail, leading to the top of New Mexico’s tallest mountain. Other National Forest trails to try near Angel Fire are the South Boundary Trail, a 23-mile hike from just south of Angel Fire to right outside Taos (shuttles recommended for returning), and the Elliot Barker Trail, with most open to horseback riders. Mountain bikers are welcome everywhere except designated wilderness areas and some trails are open to motorized users, too. (See the Ride Responsibly info box on page 19.)

Greenbelt Free-access Trail System EASY


Deer, Coyote, Bear and Bobcat trails

Lady Slipper and Lake trails

These local faves are located just behind Angel Fire town Visitor Center. They are relatively easy, very pretty and in shaded wooded areas.

These give great views of Monte Verde Lake, wetlands, streams, forest and the mountains.

You often see deer, turkey, elk and prairie dogs.

The trails start at the parking area of Monte Verde Lake, just off Mountain View Boulevard.



Oeste Vista Trail Loop

Enlightenment Trail

This 2.5 mile loop trail near Angel Fire, is in a great forest setting, primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running and nature trips.

This 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out-andback trail near Angel Fire features beautiful wild flowers. This advanced hiking trail spans over 2,000 vertical feet, from the base of Angel Fire Resort to the summit. It’s primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking. Leashed dogs allowed.

Leashed dogs allowed.

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Two-wheel Wonder Angel Fire Bike Park ‘Best in Southwest’


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Bike park season

May – October

Miles of trail /Singletrack


60+ mi.

Bike park hours


9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

8,600 - 10,677 ft.

*5 p.m. some weekends

Vertical drop

2,077 ft. Lifts

1 high-speed quad The Chile Express takes 10-12 minutes to the top.

Tickets and season passes Lift tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket window or online in advance.

Discounts for kids Under 15 years old, military personnel and seniors.

Gravity Pass: Entire season full access to bike park and hiking trails plus four 50%-off Buddy Passes for BFFs.

Discounted 4-pack Pass No sharing, but good for the whole season.


ngel Fire Bike Park is the largest bike park in the Rockies and has been voted Best in the Southwest by MTBparks’ riders seven years in a row now ( New-Mexico/245-Angel-FireBike-Park/View-details.html). Come experience 2,000+ feet of vertical descent, 60+ miles of single track and purposebuilt trails featuring wooden ramps, manicured berms, dialed jump lines and old-school rock gardens. Angel Fire is a playground for beginner and expert mountain bikers alike.

FULL-SERVICE BIKE SHOP Right at the base of Chile Express lift, the bike shop offers mountain bike rentals and repairs. Choose from Specialized, Santa Cruz, Trek, Commencal, and Giant as well as a selection of body armor and protective gear. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Call (575) 377-4290.

Location 10 Miller Lane Angel Fire Contact 575-377-1290

mid-mountain trail system. Staff continue to improve easier runs and infuse the trails system with new flow features. In addition to the trails and bike park features, Angel Fire boasts stunning views out over neighboring peaks. Gorgeous aspens lighting up Angel Fire spring thru fall are a sight to behold. It’s no wonder this is one of bikers-inthe-know favorite mountain bike destinations.

Both seasoned downhillers as well as less-experienced riders appreciate the resort’s long-term commitment to building one of the best bike parks in North America.

Just FYI to bike newbies, bike park trails ride with very little pedaling as riders flow downhill for the vast majority of a trail. When Angel Fire riders reach the bottom of a trail, the bike is placed back on the Chile Express chairlift and they ride the Chile Express back up to the summit.

A new black-diamond jump rail and new blue flow trail, sponsored by Cycles Devinci, will connect the summit with the

Running mid-May through late October, Angel Fire Bike Park has one of the longest and most stunning seasons in the West.




Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) rules

Important: Age restrictions, special licenses and other requirements for all-terrain vehicles vary from state to state. Consult local regulations before heading out on your OHV, to do so legally. Some states have strict laws about off-roading on public land, confirm the area is OHV accessible while making your plans. Know before you go – check first here: • Carson National Forest 575-758-6200, • Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos 575-758-8851 • Wild Rivers Visitor Center, Questa 575-586-1150 • Río Grande Gorge Visitor Center, Pilar 575-751-4899 Summer/Fall 2022 VISITOR GUIDE



Vietnam Veterans Memorial David Westphall Veterans Foundation


ngel Fire is home to the nation’s first monument to honor veterans of the Vietnam War. On U.S. Hwy 64, just north of Angel Fire, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial features a chapel, visitor center and museum, a veterans’ walk and a “Huey” helicopter on display. The Memorial is operating at 100 percent capacity. Visitors Center/Museum and the David Westphall Veterans Foundation (DWVF) Gift Shop are open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Chapel and grounds are open 24/7. The original name for the memorial was Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel. It was built by Victor and Jeanne Westphall in 1971 as a memorial to their son, Marine 1st Lt. David Westphall, who died in Vietnam in 1968. Special events to memorialize veterans and active duty servicemembers include Labor Day Bricklaying and the Run For The Wall Memorial Day Motorcycle Ride. Up to 2,000 people attended the bricklaying this year. Each brick bears the name of a living or deceased veteran service member, their military branch and the years they served (a brick with no end date means they are still active duty). Bricks are available for purchase by anyone wanting to honor a military service member or veteran. About 5,000 bricks line the memorial. COVID-19 Update: As of July 22, 2021, masks mandated only for those unvaccinated.


Memorial Day Event Schedule vietnamveterans 575-377-2293


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Run For The Wall

Remembrance Ceremony

Memorial Day Ceremony

Approximately 3:30 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Angel Fire. Salute, welcome and honor some 350 Run for the Wall riders on their 14th stop on the ride from Ontario, Calif., to Washington, DC. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most important stops on the ride due to the significance and meaning of the memorial to so many of the riders.

Join us for a Memorial Day Eve Vigil at 6 p.m. to remember, reflect and heal families and friends of beloved veterans who have passed on. Ceremony highlights: 44th Army Ensemble Band performance; The Woman Veterans Warriors Color Guard; Flag presentation by the Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club; Missing Man Table presented by Victor Flores; presentation by Daughters of the American Revolution NM State Regent, Diane Halvorsen; and “Those who Came Before Us” presentation by the Woman Veteran Warriors Color Guard.

For over 50 years, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Memorial Day Ceremony” has been and continues to be an emotional yet healing time for veterans and their families, celebrating those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice by dying in our nation’s service. Beginning at 9 a.m., this year’s activities include: The Flag March, starting at the corner of US Hwy 64 and Hwy 434 and concludes at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; 44th Army Band Ensemble performance; Keynote Speaker Steve Trout, author of “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire: War, Remembrance, and an American Tragedy”; Daughters of the American Revolution, Armed Services Monument Dedication; VVA Northern NM Chapter 996 Color Guard. The David Westphall Veterans Foundation is located at 34 Country Club Road. For more information email info@

Craving a cold one? After all the heavenly outdoor activities, be sure to plan a day trip to craft libationers. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. From specialty breweries to distilleries and wineries — all born and brewed right here in El Norté.


Enchanting Hills and Stills Circle North

Angel Fire, Eagle Nest and Colfax County BLACK MESA WINERY

ENCHANTED CIRCLE BREWING COMPANY 20 Sage Lane, Angel Fire 575-507-8687, Facebook

1502 State Hwy 68, Velarde; 505-852-2820 Every day 11 a.m.-6 p.m. except Christmas

Taos County

Black Mesa Winery makes award-winning wine and hard cider using only New Mexico grapes for wine and New Mexico apples for hard cider. The white gets fermented with minimal oxygen so they’re nice and crisp. The reds’ grapes are delicately handpunched to extract color and flavor, a rare technique in winemaking today. Make a Black Mesa visit and enjoy!

RED RIVER BREWING COMPANY & DISTILLERY 217 West Main Street, Red River; 575-770-2519,; Sundays through Thursdays 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Situated in the heart of the town, RBBC’s Silver King Vodka is a three-time winner of 2021’s Best of Class, Double Gold Medal, and Best of Category for American Neutral Vodka. An innovator in New Mexico’s thriving craft brewing and cocktail movements, this family-owned business yields a wealth of craft spirits and brews of superior artisanal ingredients. Both kiddos and adults love the house root beer too!

TAOS MESA BREWING TAOS TAP ROOM 201 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos; 575-758-1900,

“A conspiracy is brewing” is a twisted meme-theme of Taos Mesa Brewing Tap Room, located a half-block south of Taos Plaza. With over 24 taps of local brewed beer, ciders and wines, TMB is a brew pub fave of both locals and visitors.

VIVÁC WINERY COMANCHE CREEK BREWING COMPANY 2075 State Highway 68, Dixon; 505-579-4441, Daily Sundays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

New Mexico actually had wine grapes before California, as international wine judge and Certified Advanced Sommelier and co-owner Michelle Padberg of Vivác Winery reminds us, beginning with the Franciscan monks. Step up to the flagstone topped bar and begin your tasting. Knowledgeable staff will answer all of your questions and dazzle you with fun trivia, but they are dedicated to making sure you have a fabulous time!

BLUE HERON BREWING THE LOUNGE BY ROLLING STILL DISTILLERY 110 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos; 575-613-0326 Monday through Thursday 4-9 p.m.; Friday 4-10 p.m.; Saturday 3-10 p.m.

A stone’s throw north of Taos Plaza is Rolling Still Distillery’s boutique “tasting room” – The Lounge. Women-owned, the historic people-watching patio is as unmatched as their luscious liquors. A few notables are Lavender Honey Drop (lavender vodka, butterfly pea blossom honey and lemon), or High Tea Gypsy (classic vodka, tea.o.graphy ginger spice tea, ginger liqueur, lemon and a special elevation-support herbal tincture) You can’t go wrong with anything they offer.

Angel Fire’s awardwinning spot has a 75-seat tasting room that is a winter beer drinker’s fave. Tucked in high altitude Moreno Valley, they “seek out the best ingredients to make the best possible recipes to satisfy the most discerning craft brew drinker. Established in 2015, this production brewery distributes to restaurants, bars and other New Mexico breweries.

2214 State Highway 68, Embudo; 505-579-9188, Sunday through Tuesday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

New Mexico’s oldest female-owned and -operated brewery is a total go-to on the bank of the Río Grande along the road to Taos. Growlers and pints available at curbside. Try Tarantula Trek Red Ale or the Peñasco Porter. Pair your brewskies with Ken’z Cuisine menu of palate pleasers.

5 Comanche Creek Road, Eagle Nest, 575377-2337, Wednesdays through Sundays noon-8 p.m.

Hidden in a Sangre de Cristo mountain meadow, this multi award winning microbrewery is just a hint of their taste of the good life.

COLFAX ALE CELLAR 215 S 2nd Street, Ratón; 575-4451111, colfaxale Tuesdays -Wednesdays 5-8 p.m.; Thursdays 5-9 p.m.; Fridays 5-10 p.m.; Saturdays noon-10 p.m.; Sundays noon6 p.m. Kitchen closes 8 p.m. daily. Closed Mondays.

The seat of Colfax County has a brewery to match. One Wednesday special was freshly shaved black forest Hot Ham piled high, creamy Swiss, and kettle chips. Pair with their Van Houten No.4 stout, all brewed locally.

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From mountains to prairie and back again

Hotel and then a short drive out to Philmont Scout Ranch. Buffalo and antelope: Continuing on U.S. 64 toward Ratón are several ranches, notably the Vermejo Park Ranch, owned by multimedia mogul Ted Turner. Here is where the buffalo and pronghorn antelope roam free. Just before Ratón is the NRA Whittington Center, a world-class facility for competitive shooting, hunting and firearms safety. Continue on U.S. 64 to U.S. Interstate 25, into the city of Ratón.


nce the “summer grounds” of the Moache Ute Indians – this day trip offers an easy trip “down” the mountain and back with great scenery and amazing photo ops. Cimarrón Canyon State Park: From Angel Fire, take U.S. Highway 64 northeast to Eagle Nest where you continue on U.S. 64 through town and over the

McEvoy Hill Pass into Cimarrón Canyon State Park, part of the 33,116-acre Colin Neblett Wildlife Area, the largest wildlife area in the state. Haunted hotel: Hit the prairie and step back in time in Cimarrón. The Old West is alive in the museums, art galleries and architecture. Stop for lunch at the historic, “haunted” St. James

Ratón: Here are 25 preserved historic buildings on First and Second Street. Visit the Ratón Museum, the Wells Fargo Building, and the restored Shuler Theatre, built in 1915. Enjoy the afternoon in Ratón and maybe stay over night in town. Folsom Man Site: Head east on NM Hwy 72 to Sugarite Canyon State Park – the remains of the mining camp of whose coalheated homes as far away as Kansas and Oklahoma. Continue on NM 72 through the empty farming town of Bell and the

gradual descent onto the mesa and the world-renowned Folsom Man Site and museum, where a discovery of bones and fluted spear points push back the existence of man in North America to 8,800 BC. Four-corners National Monument: Take NM Hwy 325 south to the Capulin Volcano National Monument, active 60,000 years ago. Check out the crater and panoramic views of New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Leaving the village of Capulin, turn right to U.S. 64 toward Ratón. Old Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center & Museum: At Ratón, head south on U.S. 25 to Springer’s Old Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center and Museum. Backtrack 3 miles on U.S. 25 to the exit for Cimarrón, Eagle Nest and Angel Fire, the 19-mile stretch begins the climb back into the mountains. Turn back onto U.S. 64 and follow the road back to the Moreno Valley and Angel Fire. Plan to return to spend more time in your favorite places of the Old West – and enjoy!

Wild Rivers Recreation Area The Wild Rivers Recreation Area is located within the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River and Red River Wild and Scenic River. The Wild Rivers area is rich with history, rugged beauty and enticing recreational opportunities. A backcountry byway, visitor center, campgrounds, picnic facilities and trails are available for visitors.

Several spectacular overlooks are found here, including La Junta Point, one of the most dramatic views in the state, overlooking the confluence of the Red River and the Rio Grande – and it is wheelchair accessible. At high elevations the cool, green and often wet forest is bursting with wildflowers near the rivers and streams. In summer look for the huge, native, blue columbine

flowers near rock outcroppings and in wet areas. Look for Bighorn sheep up into rocky areas above treeline. The canyon ecosystem descends 800 feet from rim to river, creating a unique diversity in plant and animal life. Ancient pinon and juniper forests include 500 year-old trees. Watchable wildlife opportunities include mule deer, big horn sheep, elk,

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MTB project

Carson National Forest:

Hiking project

Bureau of Land Management:

red-tailed hawk, and mountain blue-bird. The climate is semiarid with summer thunderstorms common in July and August, and snow possible from November through March. Summer temperatures range from 45 to 90F and in winter from -15 to 45F. November through March. Summer temperatures range from 45 to 90F and in winter from -15 to 45F.

Enchanted Circle Trails Association:

Taos Mountain Bike Association:

Wild Earth Llama Adventures:

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Northern New Mexico’s popular highway Check it out — The Enchanted Circle encompasses Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, Red River, Questa and Taos. Known for its magnificent scenery and outdoor activities, the Enchanted Circle is an outstanding day trip. Make plans for frequent stops along this 86-mile drive. It’s worth the extra time to discover these hidden treasures of Northern New Mexico. ANGEL FIRE

Red River

Questa Tres Piedras San Cristobal Arroyo Hondo

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Ojo Caliente

Arroyo Seco


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Continuing along the circle, northwest, Red River invites visitors to explore its Wild West history along with its many shops and restaurants. Surrounded by the Carson National Forest, the village rests in a valley, with the Red River running through it.



Due west is this agricultural town at the mouth of the Red River. With a compact downtown of a few shops, art co-op and a few restaurants, it’s tucked between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Río Grande Gorge.



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Heading east of Angel Fire is Eagle Nest. Eagle Nest Lake State Park is regularly stocked with trout and salmon, and anglers fish from the banks or by boat. July 4th Fireworks are spectacular, as is the wild life often seen around the lake’s edge.





Eagle Nest

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Taos Ski Valley

Cradled in the beautiful Moreno Valley, Angel Fire is a favorite destination for hikers, bikers, nature lovers, golfers and music lovers in spring and summer.

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Located about 9 o’clock on the circle, Arroyo Hondo is a tiny village of old adobes, a market, a bar and ranchos along the Río Hondo, with a rolling high desert mesa stretching toward the Río Grande Gorge. It includes popular fishing spots, as well as the historic John Dunn Bridge.

TOWN OF TAOS Due south on Enchanted Circle is Taos Plaza, surrounded by shops, galleries and restaurants within easy walking distance, and all in the midst of quiet residential areas.

TAOS CANYON Driving east of Taos, the canyon is replete with hiking trails and campgrounds. Picturesque views of the mountainsides and the Río Fernando combine to form a lush, green landscape.

VALLE ESCONDIDO Twenty minutes east of Taos, Valle Escondido offers spectacular views, USGA golf, stocked fishing lakes, a swimming pool and more at the historic log clubhouse, enjoyed by full- and part-time homeowners. The area is surrounded by the Carson National Forest, offering year-round recreation: hiking, hunting, camping, mountain biking, ATV trails and winter sports.

RANCHOS DE TAOS Technically not on the Enchanted Circle, but Ranchos is home to the most photographed church in t the country – San Francisco de Asís. The village is accented with quaint adobe structures, a few galleries and shops. High terrain and ridges afford views of the Río Grande Gorge and mountains.

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Balloons over Angel Fire A local delight in hot air flight More than 35 hot-air balloons float gracefully up into the cool skies of the Moreno Valley every Father's Day weekend (this year Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 17-19). BOAF is one of the few high mountain hot-air balloon events in the country. Weekend festivities include mass ascensions, a Saturday night Balloon Glow, vendor market and pilot competitions. New this year, the exciting, high octane, family-friendly Drone Racing Exhibition, 8-10 a.m. each day. Some of the fastest drone pilots in the world live here in New Mexico. See SWPR (Southwest Pod Racing). Want to be part of a chase crew? Balloon pilots always seek additional help for inflating, chasing and deflating the balloons each day. Be at the launch field any or all of the mornings of Mass Balloon Ascensions no later than 6:30 a.m. to volunteer assisting a pilot, in return, most pilots offer a ride for your help! This is a great way to find out more about the sport of hot-air ballooning and have a fun experience.

Balloons Over Angel Fire Angel Fire Airport, U.S. 434; 575-377-3232 28

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7 a.m. Mass Ascension Angel Fire Airport

7 a.m. Mass Ascension Angel Fire Airport

7 a.m. Mass Ascension Angel Fire Airport

8-10 a.m. Drone Racing Exhibit

8-10 a.m. Drone Racing Exhibit

8-10 a.m. Drone Racing Exhibit

5-7:30 p.m. Free summer concert series Frontier Park, 3367 Mountain View Blvd./AKA Hwy 434, Angel Fire. Music lineup at 575-377-3055

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mimosas on Mainstreet North Angel Fire Road/AKA Bill Burgess Blvd. Arts and crafts, music stage, kids zone, food and mimosas! Info at 575-377-3232

10 a.m.-1 p.m Angel Fire Resort Farmers & Artisan Market Frontier Park, 3367 Mountain View Blvd./ AKA Hwy 434, Angel Fire; 575-377-3232

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Delightful dining and views Angel Fire’s restaurants, from fine dining to cafes, bakeries and coffee shops, are all locally owned and operated, serving up some of the best Northern New Mexico has to offer. Stop in for a tasty and relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sit and enjoy. Of course, you can also pick up a picnic or dinner to go. Angel Fire Mayor Jo Mixon said two spots – the brand new Morning Star Restaurant and well-established Mikuna Grill are good places to start. MORNING STAR RESTAURANT 3377 Mountain View Blvd., 575-377-7019 Open daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

48 N Angel Fire Road, 575-377-7009 Tuesday–Sunday, 4-9 p.m., Closed Monday

Morning Star owners/ operators Stuart and Liliana Hanold opened the café in the popular Elk Horn Lodge last September 2021. Offering the super popular Ski Burger and local American, Mexican fare, they ramp it up Friday and Saturday nights with Italian dinner specials.

Mikuna Grill is the only restaurant in the area that serves a fusion of Peruvian - Southwestern Cuisine. Established in 2017, Mikuna Grill started from the ground up and within just two months, it was established and has proven itself to be an Angel Fire staple for years now.

Breakfasts start at 9 a.m., including delicious huevos rancheros, pancakes, omelettes, smothered breakfast burritos and more. Huge burgers and daily specials like pulled pork sandwiches, meat loaf plates and pies for dessert – all are making big waves in Angel Fire fare. The couple relocated to Angel Fire after various restaurant stints in Colorado. Chef Liliana actually offered the original Ski Burger in Eagle Nest, before Albuquerque native Stuart entered the picture. They later relocated the Ski Burger café to Angel Fire. Since then, after two children and a Foursquare Ministry in Colorado, good food and fellowship brought them back home to Angel Fire. “Come as a guest, leave as a friend,” is one of Liliana’s favorite Facebook posts. They mean it and after one visit, you will too. Morning Star is a true BFF!



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“We have all 5 Star ratings on Facebook and our comments are flawless on Google,” Peruvian native Jazmin M says online. “We take pride in the food we serve and in how we provide our hospitality to our guests. Come in and taste for yourself!”

The second annual Mimosas on Main Street will be held again

on Father’s Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 18, the Sunday of the Balloons Over Angel Fire weekend. All North Angel Fire Drive (AKA Bill Burgess Blvd.) will be closed to accommodate vendors and music all day. Last year 35 vendors set up tents, so this year the village expects even more vendors. Mikuna’s will be open and mimosas will be flowing just like last year’s big bash. Jazmin lists her last name only by its first letter, M, maybe because she’s so busy. Since opening Mikuna Grill in 2017, she opened three other businesses: The Bakery & Café (3420 Mountain View Blvd, 575-377-3992); the Ice

Cream, Candy & Gift Shop (11 Halo Pine Terrace, 575-377-1010) and a cleaning service. Though unavailable for comment, her website puts her life’s work in perspective: “My love for my family and the recipes that bring me back to my childhood have continued to push me to share these same experiences with my community,” Jazmin says online. “I have taken my culinary education and all of my wonderful experiences at the dinner table with my children, and I have translated them for all of Angel Fire to enjoy. I hope that you will come in and taste the love that I have for my family, for Peru and for Angel Fire in every dish!” Bon appetit!

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Dining directory MIKUNA GRILL 48 N Angel Fire Road

Tues.-Sun. 4-9 p.m.; 575-377-7009



Mexican Food Truck 3429 Mountain View Blvd.

3377 Mountain View Blvd.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sundays; 505-692-9511

Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Wed.; 575-377-7019


3375 Mountain View Blvd.

Tues- Fri. 4-8 p.m., Sat. noon-8 p.m. Closed Sun.-Mon.; 575-377-2774

100 Country Club Drive

Daily mid-May 8 a.m.5 p.m.; 575-377-4486



3420 Mountain View Blvd.

52 N Angel Fire Road

Daily 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 575-377-3992

Thurs.-Mon. 4:30-8 p.m. Closed Tues.-Wed.; 575-377-6340

ELEMENTS Lounge and Fine Dining Angel Fire Resort Country Club; upper level

Wed-Sun. 4-9 p.m.; 575-377-3055

Resort base area, opposite Chile Express lift

Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; 575-377-4410 Fresh Mex bar and taqueria serving a variety of delicious tacos and burritos, with a great selection of cocktails, tequilas, taps and bottled beers, and more in a fun, chill atmosphere.

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20 Sage Lane

3394 Mountain View Blvd.

Wed. 4-9 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. noon-9 p.m. Closed Sun.-Tues.

In Lowe’s 3400 Mountain View Blvd.

Daily 6 a.m-2 p.m.; 575-425-4282

Daily 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; 575-377-2354





3375 Mountain View Blvd.

Sunday-Thursday 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday-Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; 575-377-2842




Angel Fire Resort Country Club

Angel Fire Mountain Summit

10 Miller Lane

When Chair lift runs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 575-377-6401

Daily 4-9 p.m.; 575-377-4244


3367 Mountain View Blvd.

Angel Fire Resort Country Club

Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sun.-Mon.; 505-504-1871

Daily 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 575-377-4234

10 Miller Lane

VI’S BURGERS & MORE 3453 Mountain View Blvd.

Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 719-233-4870

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christopher sullivan. ‘Collective’ 60”x 40” , oil on stretched canvas

‘Perseverance’ 60”x 40”, oil on stretched canvas

‘Agreeable’ 48”x 36”, oil on stretched canvas


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Art art art! Angel Fire Studio Art Tour is back


he Angel Fire Studio Art Tour happens annually on the last Saturday and Sunday in September. After a two-year delay due to the pandemic shut downs, the artists are eager to welcome you back! This year’s Studio Art Tour is scheduled for Sept. 24-25. A tradition in every region of New Mexico, the Studio Art Tour is a self-guided road trip to visit numerous art galleries, studios, businesses and artists’ homes. Pick the places you want to browse, shop and enjoy! Angel Fire’s studio tour includes artists in Angel Fire, Black Lake, Eagle Nest, Taos Canyon and Valle Escondido. At press time, this year again there will be up to 25 locations with 36-plus local artists ready to greet you and share their talents. There will be art for sale, artist workshops, music and more. Fine art, artisan craftsman-

ship, metal art, yard art, fabric art, wood art, furniture art, crafts, culinary – the list goes on – so many genres of art are represented. A map-brochure will be available at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center, located in downtown Angel Fire at 3407 Mountain View Blvd./aka U.S. Hwy 434, as well as at visitor centers in Santa Fe and Ratón. The weekend of the tour, look for arrows on the roads to direct you to the studios, homes and businesses, as well as numbered signs in front of each destination. You’ll want to spend the entire weekend in Angel Fire to complete the tour. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Moreno Valley during fall foliage as you travel into the mountains and canyons finding the various locations with art, art art!

Top: Ravens by Kelly Meyer; Above: Untitled by Ramona Bagley; Right: Pot by potter/co-owner Kevin DeKeuster of Enchanted Circle Pottery.


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3420 Mountain View Blvd • Breakfast, Lunch, Pastries • 575.377.3992

Southwestern - Peruvian Cuisine - 575.377.7009 - 48 N. Angel Fire Rd.




Magical Mountain Originals Local singer-songwriter Ry Taylor (pictured center) grew up on the Philmont Scout Ranch in Northern New Mexico – he literally grew up singing around campfires. This hugely popular guy does weekly solo gigs – Thursdays at Angel Fire Country Club’s Elements, Saturdays at Village Haus, Sundays at the new Angel Fire RV park and Tuesdays at El Jefe; then Fridays and Saturdays at Red River’s brewery, Bull O’ The Woods and top of the ski area. In Taos, he does The Alley Cantina, Gutters Bowling Alley, Taos Mesa Brewery’s Taos Ale House, Rolling Still and maybe Taos Plaza Live, among others. He also leads his band, Ry Taylor and the Sidetrips, once or twice a month hereabouts. On stages since a teen, Ry’s played all around the Enchanted Circle and in neighboring Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. He studied music at Texas’ Levelland college and has signed to Colorado’s Howlindog records. Ry’s father, Rod Taylor of The Rifters, named his son after roots Musician Ry Cooder, but Ry Taylor got it all, including the Grateful Dead, The Band, Little Feat and Van Morrison. Taylor calls his music “acoustic groove, Americana, Latin jazz, alternative rock and then some … I like to listen to everything,” he says. Initially panicked by the pandemic – with only three gigs in 2019 he worried for his chosen way of life. But no more. “I think the rest of the world missed music so much I’m busier than ever before,” he says, grateful for the incredible turnaround. See more at


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Music From Angel Fire Join the 38th annual season of Music From Angel Fire, taking place this year Aug. 18 to Sept. 3. Many who attended 2021 called it “the best season ever!” This year’s theme is “Romance and the Silver Screen: Music from the Romantic Period, 1830 to 1900,” including works by

THURSDAY, AUG. 18 6 p.m. Taos, Taos Community Auditorium

SATURDAY, AUG. 20 6 p.m. Angel Fire, Angel Fire Community Center

SUNDAY, AUG. 21 3 p.m. Las Vegas, Ilfeld Auditorium

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24 6 p.m. Angel Fire, United Church of Angel Fire

THURSDAY AUG. 25 6 p.m. Taos, Taos Community Auditorium. Featuring the Prutsman composition for Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances

Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Dvorák, Liszt, Saint Saens, Tchaikovsky and more. Plus, a 2022 composer-in-residence Stephen Prutsman composition for Buster Keaton’s 1925 silent film Seven Chances. Ticket sales begin July 15.

SATURDAY, AUG. 27 6 p.m. Angel Fire, Angel Fire Community Center. WORLD PREMIERE: Stephen Prutsman, Composer-inResidence for 2022

SUNDAY, AUG. 28 3 p.m. Ratón, Shuler Theater. Featuring the Prutsman composition for Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31 6 p.m. Angel Fire, Baptist Church of Angel Fire 2022 COMPOSER-

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1 6 p.m. Taos, Taos Community Auditorium


SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 2 p.m. Angel Fire, Angel Fire Community Center TARA AND DANNY PHILIPS

Cool Summer Nights concerts Celebrate weekends with Friday evening’s free Cool Summer Nights Concert Series in Frontier Park, beginning mid-June. Bring a lawn chair, some friends and your dancing shoes to kick off the weekend right!

Art + Farmers markets Music also happens every Sunday morning at the Farmers and Artisans Market thru Sept. 3, 2022. These events bring area residents together for music, art, local food and community.

1st Annual

‘Fest in the Nest’ The first annual Fest in the Nest Music & Motorcycle Festival takes place Memorial Weekend in Eagle Nest, Friday (May 27) 6-11 p.m. and Saturday (May 28) 11 a.m.-11 p.m. This totally free experience caters specifically to 20,000 bikers making the annual pilgrimage thru Northern New Mexico! “This year’s festival will be an unforgettable gathering with 20 rad bands in an epic setting over two days.” At Laguna Vista Resort, off U.S. Hwy 64. Info at 575-377-2486.

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Ongoing Adventure

Monte Verde Lake Boat house open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fishing, pedal boating etc. thru Sept. 5; then Fri.-Sun. weekends (Sept. 9-Oct. 30) and holidays 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Lakeview Drive, Angel Fire. Info at 575-377-3055 or


MAY – SEPT. 2022

Open daily, 9 a.m.4 p.m. thru Sept. 5; then Fri.-Sun Sept. 9Oct. 30. Tickets and info 575-377-4290 or

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS See Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Calendar for dates and locations, call 575-377-6353 or 1-800-446-8117; or visit

MAY 20 – OCT. 30

ANGEL FIRE GOLF COURSE Open daily in season. To book tee time, call the golf shop 7 a.m.6 p.m., 575-377-4488 or


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SCENIC CHAIRLIFT RIDES Open daily, 9 a.m.4 p.m. thru Sept. 5; then Fri.-Sun Sept. 9Oct. 30. Tickets and info at 575-377-4383 or


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Ongoing Music + Culture

JUNE 4 - OCT. 30

THE ZIA BAR Live music Saturdays, 2 – 5 p.m.; 575-377-3055 or

JUNE 7 - SEPT. 20

EL JEFE PATIO Live music Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m., 10 5 Springs Road, Angel Fire; 575-377-4410;

JUNE 9 - OCT 30

ELEMENTS BAR Live music Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 100 Country Club Drive, Angel Fire; for times, check by calling 575-377-3055 or


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JUNE 12 - SEPT. 4

FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET Sundays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Plenty of live music while you shop all amid the clean and healthy mountain air – one of the most attended summer events in Angel Fire. Besides fab art wares, find fresh produce, eggs, local meats and dairy, fresh roasted-onsite Hatch green chile, artisanal breads, baked goods, raw honey and more. Frontier Park, 3367 Mountain View Blvd./AKA Hwy 434, Angel Fire; 575-377-4337 or

JUNE 17 – SEPT. 9


Free concert series. Fridays 5-7:30 p.m., Frontier Park, 3367 Mountain View Blvd./ AKA Hwy 434, Angel Fire. Music lineup at 575-377-3055;

AUG. 18-SEPT. 3

MUSIC FROM ANGEL FIRE 38TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL A two-week, three-weekend festival of 10 concerts in Angel Fire, Taos, Las Vegas and Ratón. Festival theme: Romance and the Silver Screen, music from the Romantic Period, 18301900, including works by Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Dvorák, Liszt, Saint Saens, Tchaikovsky, and more; plus a composition for Buster Keaton’s 1925 silent move, Seven Chances – by 2022 composer-in-residence Stephen Prutsman. Info at 575-377-3233 or


AUG 18 to SEPT 3, 2022

Romance andd the the Silver Screen

Discover cover music from the Roma Romantic ant ntic ic Period, 1830 to 1900, including works by Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Dvořák, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, and a Stephen Prutsman composition for Buster Keaton’s 1925 silent movie, Seven Chances.

Ticket sales begin Friday, July 1! Angel Fire SATURDAY • AUGUST 20 • 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY • AUGUST 24 • 6 p.m. United Church of Angel Fire SATURDAY • AUGUST 27 • 6 p.m. World Premier: Stephen Prutsman, Composer-in-Residence for 2022 WEDNESDAY • AUGUST 31 • 6 p.m. Baptist Church of Angel Fire SATURDAY • SEPTEMBER 3 • 2 p.m. Taos THURSDAY • AUGUST 18 • 6 p.m. THURSDAY • AUGUST 25 • 6 p.m. Featuring the Prutsman composition for Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances THURSDAY • SEPTEMBER 1 • 6 p.m. Las Vegas SUNDAY • AUGUST 21 • 3 p.m. Raton SUNDAY • AUGUST 28 • 3 p.m. Featuring the Prutsman composition for Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances

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Special Events


MAY 29 - 30



Gravel Pit Ponds, Maverick Campground, Cimarrón Canyon State Park. Free to ages 3-11. Registration 10 a.m. and fish until 1 p.m. For info, call 575-3771594 or 575-377-6271.

Sunday (May 29), 6 p.m. is a Memorial Day Eve Vigil with performances; Memorial Day Ceremony Monday (May 30) 9 a.m. includes Flag March; 44th Army Band Ensemble performance; speakers and dedications (See page 20 of this guide). Info at 575-3772293 or vietnamveterans

MAY 20

RUN FOR THE WALL Friday, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Angel Fire. Salute, welcome and honor some 350 “Run for the Wall” riders on their 14th stop on the ride from Ontario, Calif., to Washington, DC. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most important stops on the ride due to the significance and meaning of the memorial to so many of the riders. Info at 575-377-2293 or




Info at 575-377-3232.

Largest 3-day flea market on the Circle, at Angel Fire Community Center, 15 CS Ranch Road. Info at 575-377-6755, info@ or


MONTE VERDE LAKE FUN TRIATHLON Lakeview Drive, Angel Fire. Times to be announced, info at 575-377-3055 or

JUNE 17- 19

BALLOONS OVER ANGEL FIRE Hot air balloon mass ascension daily at 7 a.m., Daily Drone Racing exhibition 8-10 a.m. Angel Fire Airport, U.S. 434. Info at 575-377-3232 .

JUNE 18 MAY 27-28


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JULY 1-3



Free, two-day music and motorcycle festival in Eagle Nest, U.S. 64; Friday 6-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Info at 575-377-2486.

Street fair with vendors, live music and mimosa garden, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., on Bill Burgess Blvd/AKA North Angel Fire Road. Info at 575-377-3232 .

AUG. 18-21

ECO ADVENTURE FESTIVAL New event – details to be announced! Info at 575-377-3232.

SEPT. 10


JULY 4TH AFTERNOON PARADE AND EVENING FIREWORKS Pig Roast, Monte Verde Lake family activities, a parade and huge fireworks display, Angel Fire. Info at 575-377-3232.

JULY 30-31

31ST ANNUAL HIGH COUNTRY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL Eagle Nest, U.S. 64. Info at 575-377-2486.

AUG. 6

PUB RUN-WALK-TROT-RIDE New event – details to be announced! Info at 575-377-3232.

MONTE VERDE LAKE REGATTA 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. races of kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and pedal boat sprints! Lakeview Drive, Angel Fire. Info at

SEPT. 24-25

ANGEL FIRE STUDIO ART TOUR Self-driving tour of art and artists around the Enchanted Circle. For maps and more, see


Always Fresh Meat and Produce with Great Selections in Angel Fire 3373 Mountain View Blvd, Angel Fire

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