Category: Hiking News

Angel Fire’s Lake and Lady Slipper Trails


Lake Trail and Lady Slipper Trail combine to give views of the lake, marshland, stream, forest and the mountains. There are many options to create a roundtrip distance suitable to each user. Both start at the parking area of Monte Verde Lake.

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Angel Fire’s Oeste Vista Trail


The Oeste Vista (West View) Trail provides grand views towards the west of Monte Verde Lake, Angel Fire Golf Course and the surrounding hills including the Wheeler Wilderness. Wildlife and wildlife signs are abundant.

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Angel Fire’s Current and Proposed Trails


Angel Fire's Trail Network is getting larger and more connected each year. The overall plan is covered in “Angel Fire Trails Plan” approved and adopted on 15 November, 2006. The Trails Plan addresses both current and proposed trails

The Trails Plan was created and is managed by the Angel Fire Village Pedestrian Trail Committee. The Committee has representatives from AF Village, AF Resort, AAFPO, Moreno Valley Trekkers, and AF Garden Club.

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Angel Fire Hikers at Risk of Plague

Plague once struck mortal fear in humans, but it's a thing of the past, right? Not so, according to research published in a special issue of the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, which focused solely on plague.
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Angel Fire Hiking Opportunities

BLM public lands in northcentral New Mexico include two outstanding Wild and Scenic Rivers — the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama — and three developed recreation areas — Wild Rivers, Santa Cruz Lake, and Orilla Verde. At these sites you can experience a whitewater rafting challenge; enjoy a breathtaking view of the 800-foot-deep river gorge; hike miles of developed trails; view wildlife; or visit an important prehistoric, historic, or active cultural site. Sit back and relax in the pinon, juniper, and wildflower fragrances . . . watch the aspens and cottonwoods change color . . . and then view the stars from a campsite perched on the ledge or our world-class river gorge. Choose your own path to the Taos Field Office and prepare to be enchanted by your public lands!
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Rio Grande Gorge Scenic Drive

The Rio Grande flows out of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains in Colorado and journeys 1,900 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. It passes through 800-foot chasms of the Rio Grande Gorge, a wild and remote area of northern New Mexico. The canyon provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities, luring fishermen, hikers, artists, and whitewater boating enthusiasts. In 1968, the Rio Grande and Red River were among the first eight rivers Congress designated into the National Wild and Scenic River System to protect outstanding resources values.
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Angel Fire Hiking at Wild Rivers on the Rio Grande

Wild Rivers Recreation Area has been set aside to allow visitors to experience the beauty of two national Wild and Scenic Rivers protected by Congress. Here the Rio Grande and Red River are preserved in their natural, free-flowing state for present and future generations to enjoy and appreciate.
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Angel Fire Meadow Trails

This series of trails makes use of 3 meadow green belts (Deer, Elk, Bear) connected at the west end by the Coyote Trail and at the east end by the Bobcat Trail. Deer trailhead is behind the Valley Market; Elk and Bear trailheads are off of Bobcat Trail and all go to Coyote Trail. Additional entries are off of Via del Rey. These trails are natural soft surfaced trails are well marked and friendly for hiking, biking, snow-shoeing, and x-country skiing. Alpine wildflowers, aspen, and many varieties of grasses are abundant on all of the trails. Old structures from the ranching days are visible with deer, coyote, elk and an occasional bear or bobcat as visitors at dawn and dusk.

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Angel Fire Sendero del SOL Trail


Sendero del Sol is Angel Fire’s arterial trail. This trail will connect Monte Verde Lake to US Highway 64, roughly paralleling Mountain View Blvd. An extension to Eagle Nest Village is also planned. Two greenbelt trails (Solar Loop & Bobcat) provide opportunities to create loop routes, and to connect to other Greenbelt Trails

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