Angel Fire

Angel Fire

Elevation: 8,600 ft
Miles From Taos: 24 mi 

Angel Fire (Terrance Siemon)


spreads out grassy green, verdant as Midwestern farmland — with the added bonus of scenic mountains on all sides. Here lies Angel Fire, a community that is both thriving and relaxed.

Balloons over Angel Fire 2023. (Balloons Over Angel Fire 2024 is June 14 -17th) (Terrance Siemon)

Today, visitors can golf, ride horseback, fish, zipline and mountain bike. The top-rated Angel Fire Bike Park offers more than 100 miles of downhill and cross-country trails for every level of bike rider.

The trails tie into the National Forest trail network, including the popu-lar South Boundary Trail setting out from the Elliot Barker trailhead. Angel Fire’s restaurants, from fine dining to coffee shops, are all locally owned and operated, serving up some of the best Northern New Mexico has to offer.

Photo by Terrance Siemon

Visit the weekly farmers market on Sun-days in Frontier Park for down-to earth foods and crafts. There’s a summer concert series in Frontier Park and the annual classical music festival Music from Angel Fire.

Angel Fire Bike Park (Terrance Siemon)

On Father’s Day weekend, the town hosts a hot-air balloon festival, and on Memorial Day, a flag march and ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.