Angel Fire

Soul soaring spectacles

Angel Fire is cool, comfortable, even tranquil in the summer, but opportunities for fun are plentiful with top-rated golf, scenic chairlift rides, birding, hiking, horseback rides, ATV tours, horseshoes, basketball, swimming, miniature golf, disc golf, playgrounds and picnic areas, plus paddleboats, rowboats and fishing at Monte Verde Lake, sightseeing at nearby ghost towns and so much more.

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Fly in the sky

Come fly Angel Fire’s super zipline tour, opening mid May – reservations highly recommended. No age restrictions per se, but the Resort’s Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure Tour offers the new Family Flyer with two ziplines — for younger kiddos who don’t weigh enough for the full adventure tour. Those weighing 90 pounds and above can do the full six-line tour – the second highest elevation zipline tour in the U.S. and the largest in New Mexico.

Country club links ’n’ lounging

Angel Fire Resort offers a par 72, 6,653-yard, 18-hole golf course at the country club, considered by many as one of the most stunning courses in the West. Lesson packages may be available for new and skilled golfers, call ahead regarding appointments. Weather permitting, it will reopen May 14.

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Fine dining at Elements upscale restaurant bar opens May 1. And many resort faves are still possible, like disc golf, scenic chairlift rides, the swimming pool and fitness center, tennis center, kids’ climbing wall, Euro-Bungy Jumper and a playground at Olympic Park. Monte Verde Lake is an ideal place to hike, fish, boat, or relax on shore. – must-do by many online reviews.

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Fabulous bike park

The top-rated Angel Fire Bike Park is scheduled to opens mid-May 17. Angel Fire maintains more than 100 miles of downhill and cross-country trails for all ability levels that also tie into the National Forest trail network, including the popular South Boundary Trail.

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Fests, fishing and flybys

Father’s Day Balloons Over Angel Fire, Music From Angel Fire, Sunday morning Art & Farmers Market, Movies in the Park and Run for the Wall may also be available this summer.

Rent stand-up paddle boards – extra wide boards make this easy for beginners too. Gear, bait and pedal boats for those wanting a family fish fry; plus the lake is stocked with rainbow lake trout all summer.

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At 8,382 feet, Angel Fire Airport is the fifth-highest airport in the continental U.S. and the highest in New Mexico. The 8,900 x 100-foot runway is adequate for smaller planes and private jets. Landing and taking off can be tricky. Precautions and safety tips are posted for pilots’ perusal.


The Green Hornet sails above dozens of balloons during the annual Balloons Over Angel Fire festivities at Colfax County Airport. Morgan Timms/Taos News

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