Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument invites the public to return to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. Superintendent Steve Riley announced today that the Gila Cliff Dwellings reopened at 9 am on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. This reopening follows the completion of repairs to the West Fork Bridge on New Mexico Highway 15, one mile south of the cliff dwellings. The repairs were necessary due to damage caused by flooding in 2008 and 2010. The cliff dwellings will remain open every day from 9 am to 4 pm. There is a $3.00 [Read More]
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Ski Apache Open Seven-Days a Week for the Season Ski Apache opened on Thanksgiving Day as and since then has received a total of 50 inches of snow to date with 90 percent of the mountain open seven-days per week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lift tickets are $47 for adults, $41 for seniors (60 years and older), $38 for military personnel, $39 for teens (13-17 years) and $30 for children under 13. Group ticket discounts are also available in addition to individual ski and snowboard equipment [Read More]
Travel Living in Red River ~ Cheryl Yale-Bruedigam My travels to New Mexico began early, at the age of ten. We had relatives that owned lodges and cabins in Red River so we were able to visit frequently, enjoying summer vacations fishing, horseback riding, mountain hiking or exploring old gold mines. Winter holidays offered snow-mobile riding, activities at the ski area, hunting for Christmas trees, cozy concerts with Texas outlaws in roughly decorated but intimate venues and lots of snow. The summer I was sixteen however, brought a unique opportunity [Read More]
Santa Fe, NM (December 20, 2011)- Snow, snow, and more snow: All of New Mexico’s ski areas are up and running – in fact, New Mexico ski conditions just might be among the best in the world right now; and you were wondering where you were going to spend your holiday vacation. “Ski season is officially here, and with some of the best early skiing in years, excitement is in the air,” said Monique Jacobson, Secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Department. “Unlike most of the country, 2011 has [Read More]
Whitewater Rafting in Taos County By Linda Thompson Rafting on the Rio Grande ©Terry Thompson, HighMesaProductions.com (Taos, New Mexico) As powder draws skiers from miles away to Taos Mountain in the winter, the word 'whitewater' attracts rafting enthusiasts in the spring. In Taos County, the Rio Grande River offers some of the Southwest's most thrilling spring and summer outdoor recreation. One 48-mile section that includes the 'Taos Box,' has rapids as challenging as any river runner might desire. The Box itself is about 16 miles of tumbling rapids amid boulders [Read More]
Hiking in Taos County By Linda Thompson Hikers at Williams Lake near Taos Ski Valley ©Terry Thompson, HighMesaProductions.com (Taos, New Mexico) One of the most exhilarating ways to explore the northern New Mexican scenery is by foot. Within an hour of Taos are more than fifth hiking trails, mostly within the Carson National Forest, with others along the canyon of the Rio Grande River. Santa Fe-Taos Hiking Guide by Bob D'Antonio (Westcliffe Publishers, 2004), is an excellent resource, as are maps published by the U.S. Geological Service and the Bureau [Read More]
(Taos, New Mexico) Whether you visit Taos to ski, shop, go rafting, visit art galleries, or immerse yourself in the singular tri-cultural ambiance of northern New Mexico, don’t forget your golf clubs!
Three golf resorts provide very different experiences from March through October. During March and April, it is actually possible to ski in the morning and play nine or eighteen holes in the afternoon.
USA Cycling is pleased to announce that the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) approved the addition of the SRAM Tour of the Gila located in Silver City, N.M. to the UCI America Tour calendar as a category 2.2 race. The 2012 SRAM Tour of the Gila will be part of the UCI America Tour after being upgraded to a category 2.2 race. (Photo by Casey B. Gibson, cbgphoto.com)The race, slated for May 2-6, 2012, will serve as a strong lead up for many teams participating in the 2012 Amgen Tour of [Read More]
Season-Long Special Events and new Flaik™ GPS Tracking Mescalero / Ruidoso, NM ( November 2011 ) – Ski Apache, New Mexico’s southern-most ski area located in Mescalero just 85 miles southwest of Roswell, N.M. and two hours north of El Paso, Texas, has opened for its 50th season on the slopes of the Sierra Blanca. The Southwest’s premier mountain ski resort began the season with its annual Party on the Mountain Saturday, October 22, followed closely by the 2011 Warren Miller film premiere Nov. 19 and opening date was Thanksgiving [Read More]