Enchanted Circle of Northern New Mexico
The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway is Northern New Mexico at its best. In the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this scenic byway begins in Taos, and moves into the Taos Ski Valley, then Red River, Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, and pretty Questa, the gateway to the new Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.
The Red River means mountain fishing and Rainbow trout, and the beautiful lakes at Eagles Nest and Angel Fire provide boating as well as fishing. The Wild Rivers Area of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and the beautiful Rio Hondo are just waiting for an angler. Bring your camera; the scenery around these wild rivers is gorgeous.
What Can You Do At The Enchanted Circle of Northern New Mexico?
In the winter, you can ski and board; there are easy to difficult slopes in Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire, and Red River. Angel Fire has cross-country trails if you want to strap on some snow shoes, and in the summer the mountain hiking and biking is world class.
Taos… Should You Go?
Taos is a destination for art lovers. Galleries and museums celebrate the famous light in Northern New Mexico that has inspired artists for generations. The Taos Pueblo is a Native pueblo that has been continuously inhabited for over a thousand years; native artists have shops in the pueblo. The San Francisco de Asis Church in Rancho de Taos is one of the most famous examples of the regional adobe architecture.
There are a number of camping options along the Enchanted Circle, both public and private. The Moreno Valley near Angel Fire has several state parks famous for their mountain fly fishing and hiking, and Angel Fire has a new luxury RV resort. There are both resort type RV parks in Taos and Eagles Nest, and primitive camping in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. That means no matter how you choose to travel, if you love scenery and gorgeous places the Enchanted Circle of Northern New Mexico may be a place for you to visit.