At the beginning of September 2022, we made our way, again, to beautiful northern New Mexico and camped at the Angel Fire RV Resort.
This was our second time to camp in this location and we absolutely love it! We'll make a second post detailing the sites and amenities at Angel Fire RV Resort.
The village of Angel Fire, New Mexico, is located in northern New Mexico within the Sangre De Cristo Mountains at an elevation of 8406 feet. Its population is around 1300. Angel Fire is home to the Angel Fire Resort, with ski slopes and terrain parks, plus a summer mountain-bike park and zip line. The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway passes the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park, which is home to the Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel. Farther north, Eagle Nest Lake is ringed by mountains and is stocked with salmon and trout.
TK's sister and brother-in-law owns a cabin in Angel Fire so we took advantage of there hospitality to visit the acreage around the cabin and play on their ATVs.
We also did a little hiking on the Elliot Barker Trail. In the summer months the trail is popular for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. The trail is open to snowmobiles, cross-country skiers and snowshoers in the winter months. To access the trail you'll drive west on Highway 64 about .7 miles from the Angel Fire RV Resort. There is plenty of parking available at the trailhead. When you enter through the gate the trail follows and old jeep road for the first 1/4 mile. At 0.6 miles, there is a fork to the left that loops back to the trailhead. Elliot Barker continues to Apache Pass through a variety of terrain, passing Forest Roads 70, 70A and 70B. The trail continues to the south, eventually tying into the South Boundary Trail #164, but may be difficult to follow.
During this trip we spent a little time exploring around the village of Eagle Nest, New Mexico. Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum & Visitor Center. Unfortunately, the museum was closed during our visit so we explored the area around the museum which had many artifacts from the areas gold mining days.
If you'd like to see more of our Angel Fire adventure check our our latest video on our YouTube Channel: