Angel Fire is a year-round vacation destination with outstanding outdoor recreational adventures for the entire family. Summer is packed with special events and activities for visitors to enjoy the mild summer daytime temperatures and cool mountain evenings. Angel Fire is located on the Enchanted Circle, an 85-mile driving route in Northern New Mexico connecting the communities of Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, and Taos. Located between soaring mountain peaks, Angel Fire is home to small museums and memorials, fishing outfitters, world class golf, andhikes in the Carson National Forest.
After a day of hiking, golfing, or exploring in the mountains, enjoy the traditional cuisine of Northern New Mexico at dozens of restaurants and cafes. Or eat and drink at a local microbrewery — chili-infused IPAs and lagers are just part of the adventure!
Fishing: Angel Fire provides experienced and novice anglers ample opportunity to catch wily brown trout in some of the premiere streams and rivers of the Southwest. Or try for local kokanee salmon and rainbow trout. Flatwater anglers catch perch with a bobber and worm in Monte Verde Lake. Fish on your own or engage one of the many outfitters who are eager to share their knowledge of the local waters and fishing holes with visitors.
Golf: The Angel Fire Country Club features 18 holes of golf at 8,500 feet above sea level. Evan Sales, one of the top instructors in the country, returns as golf pro this year making Angel Fire an outstanding destination for those who want to improve their game. With spectacular views of the mountains and unique greens in beautiful canyons lined with aspen and pine trees, golf at Angel Fire challenges and inspires golfers of all ages and abilities.
Outdoor Activities: Outdoor adventures for families or hardcore enthusiasts abound in Angel Fire. Zipline through the forest or ride a mountain bike down a ski slope — there are trails for every ability. Hikers and walkers can enjoy the Oeste Vista Loop or a walk around Monte Verde Lake with a picnic along the way. More challenging hikes and wildlife such as deer and elk are plentiful in the nearby Carson National Forest.
Others come to Angel Fire to go on a guided horseback ride, rent an ATV or Jeep, or camp in Carson National Forest with views of Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest mountain.
You’ll meet lots of friendly folks with the same adventurous spirit — people who make Angel Fire their personal playground. Ditch the city and join our laid-back outdoor lifestyle in the mountains!