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Address: Red River, NM
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One of the popular spots for camping.

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Beautiful!

If you're looking for a relaxing place to visit this is it. I visited in the summer/early fall and it was beautiful. We walked around a bit, visited the chocolate store, because... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
lmeastlacka
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Arizona City, Arizona
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Arizona City, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a relaxing place to visit this is it. I visited in the summer/early fall and it was beautiful. We walked around a bit, visited the chocolate store, because who doesn't love chocolate? Sad, there was no dark chocolate. The town grocery store has bathrooms and they're not afraid to let you use them, they are in... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I found Red River during the summer of 1976 and a lasting love affair began. From the first visit in the old Thunder Bird Lodge to various vacation rentals and a lot of stays at the River Side Lodge Red River is Heaven on Earth well pretty close. Best time to go- October - November sometime when it doesn't have... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Was looking forward in doing the nature trail, and was indeed very beautiful. But Main Street itself offers not much. Don't expect anything fancy.

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Thank jgonzales
Carrollton, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

The Red River canyon from Questa is frankly not as nice as coming in via the Cimmaron Canyon or taking the Taos to Angel Fire route. It is nice but in the relative terms of this area not essential.

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Thank Craig F
Azle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

After staying In town for 2 days we were heading out to camp. We don't mind primitive camping. All the campgrounds near there were full. We saw someone camped just off the road by the river. They told us this was allowed. We found a great spot next to the river between Red River And Questa. Very private. And beautiful... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

The drive up the canyon from Questa to Red River, NM, is interesting, in part for the forests and campgrounds along the river, and in part for the giant molybdenum mine along the road. As needed, the mine reopens for business as it did recently. The town of Red River is primarily a winter ski area and a summer hiking... More 

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Thank GeorgePortland_OR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

First of all red river canyon only has one bridge and it only goes over the red river not over a gorge as seen in other reviews. The gorge that is being mentioned is going toward Arroyo-Hondo and the river 837 feet down is the Rio Grande. As stated by Richard M., a thirty minute drive to questa, not happening.... More 

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Thank Johnnyrebe
Checotah, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Beautiful scenery ! Perfect time of the year to visit for ATV exploring. Lots and lots of nature and mountains to see.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

We drove out to view the canyon and it was absolutely stunning and I high recommend taking the trip. The bridge spanning the canyon is there for those who are brave enough.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

There were vendors out selling jewelry. We went to Santa Fe the next day and their prices were way higher. We all bought good jewelry and love it. I would go back. The canyon is beautiful, you can walk out on a wide sidewalk for a better view. Gorgeous and worth the drive.

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