A different scenic adventure
Make no mistake, a snowmobile tour will lift your spirits. Zipping through the snow on a motorized sled is a unique thrill and there are some Enchanted Circle businesses ready to get you on your way.
A.A. Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures
(575) 751-6051; Taos Ski Valley, bigaltsv.com
Located in and above Taos Ski Valley, A.A. Wilderness Adventures is one of the most picturesque snowmobile tours you will take anywhere. Let Big Al treat your adventurous side with breathtaking views of the entire Taos Ski Valley atop a trusty snowmobile. During the 2-hour tour, you will ascend from 9,000 to 12,000 feet high into the Sangre de Cristo mountains while enjoying a panoramic view, including New Mexico’s highest point, Wheeler Peak (13,161 ft.). As Big Al says, “Taos Ski Valley has a little known secret, the very same trails used for world class hiking and horseback riding, make for some of the best snowmobile rides available anywhere.” The tour is for adults and children alike. Tour times are 8:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm. Call to make a reservation.
Angel Fire Excursions
(575) 377-2799, Angel Fire, angelfirefun.com
Let the snowmobiles do all the work while you have all the fun. Angel Fire offers more than 50 miles of snowmobile-accessible trails in nearby Carson National Forest. No sled of your own? Angel Fire Excursions can hook you up with guided tours for riders 16 years and older.
Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures
(575) 754-2769, Red River, bobcatpass.com
Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures in Red River offers 1-, and 2-hour snowmobile tours that take you through the beautiful Carson National Forest back to the Old Red River Pass, a favorite of many. The views are spectacular and will leave you with fond family memories for years to come. Bobcat Pass provides the suits, boots and helmets. Gloves and goggles are also available for rent or bring your own. One-day advance reservations are recommended.
Red River Sled Shed
(575) 754-6370, 800-395-0121, Red River, redriversledshed.com
Over a 2-hour tour, sled through miles of scenic winding trails, large open meadows and amazing mountain views. The Red River Sled Shed 2-hour tour takse you on a 7-mile ride up Trail Canyon with an approximately 2,500-foot rise to the top of Greenie Peak overlooking Red RiverSki Area, the Moreno Valley and Wheeler Peak. If 2 hours isn’t enough playtime, Red River Sled Shed offers a 3 1/2-hour tour that make a 30-mile loop starting with a ride to the top of Sawmill Mountain overlooking San Kuis Valley and into neighboring Colorado. Down the back side, the tour stops at the old Spanish Mine. Time is given to free ride in a large meadow.