Ready when you are! Albuquerque Journal


After the summer of 2020 – just as quickly most of us would forget that the world has essentially turned off its lights and taken on virus-induced sleep – people are looking for ways to get out and enjoy this great state.

Already the ski slopes have entertained many people during the winter and these same slopes invite you this summer with a multitude of activities which are sure to create memories, hopefully, much more lasting and meaningful than the stupor. from last summer.

“It’s time for New Mexico to make a COVID-safe tourism return,” said Greg Ralph, marketing director for Angel Fire Resort.

Angel Fire Resort

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One of the leaders in summer recreation, Angel Fire offers a healthy dose of guaranteed activities to get the family moving.

The Angel Fire Bike Park, named the best Bike Park in the South-West by, unveils over 60 miles of trails connecting over 100 miles of over national forest trails.

While riding down the slopes may seem intimidating for newbies to the sport, the redesigned and redesigned Combi Trail covers 1.5 miles of easy riding, perfect for newcomers and more advanced riders to dust off rust.

The Zipline Adventure Tour at Angel Fire Resort takes groups of thrill seekers through multiple stages on the second highest zipline tour in the United States. (Courtesy of Angel Fire Resort)

For high-flying enthusiasts, the Zipline Adventure Tour allows groups of thrill-seekers to traverse multiple stages on the second highest zipline tour in the United States.

For a quieter but exhilarating aerial experience, the Chile Express Scenic Chairlift climbs to the top of the 10,677-foot mountain for a bird’s-eye view of the Moreno Valley.

Guests can fish at the resort’s Monte Verde Lake, which has recently been restocked with rainbow trout, while boats, paddleboards, and pedal boats are available for hire.

Sipapu ski and summer resort

The Sipapu summer ski resort’s disc golf course has been named one of the top 5 landscapes in the country. (Courtesy of Sipapu Ski Resort)

Sipapu is home to one of the best disc golf courses in the area, named by Disc Golf Digest as one of the top five scenic courses in the country.

The resort is also hosting special events this summer, with a 3D state championship archery competition.

The resort has several riverside campgrounds that can be booked for those who simply want Relax.

Parajito Mountain

After a year without a lift for mountain bikes, Parajito Mountain is aimed at mountain bikers of levels and abilities. (Courtesy of Parajito Mountain)

The Aspen Lift is working for mountain bikers and hikers after being closed all last summer.

Bike paths, which date back to 2000 after volunteers built the tracks for a race.

Trails in Pajarito for the Pajarito Punishment MTB race. Single track trails feature rugged, natural terrain, while black trails are for experienced riders who handle technical, steep trails with North-Shore-style wood features, including the trail’s famous corkscrew. Red Dog. In addition, there are other coarse features including gap jumps, thin bridges, and unexpected drops.

Red River ski and summer resort

The Hidden Treasure Aerial Park (in the background) is a thrilling rope climbing adventure with three difficulty levels. (Courtesy of Red River Ski Summer Resort)

The Hidden Treasure Aerial Park is a rope climbing adventure with three difficulty levels, which allows all family members to be challenged.

The seated Pioneer Flyer is a little different in that the two-seater starts at ground level and is pulled back 600 feet above the Pioneer corridor. Then gravity takes over, sending the Flyer roaring at 35 mph over the fishing ponds.

The scenic chairlift takes cyclists up 1,600 vertical feet to the top of the 10,350-foot ridge with views of Wheeler Peak and the Carson National Forest. Advanced mountain biking trails provide a quick path down, while hiking trails provide a peaceful approach back down.

Taos Ski Valley

John Kelly, Director of Operations at Taos Ski Valley, crosses the Skybridge on the Via Ferrata Mountaineering Trail in Taos Ski Valley on August 12, 2020 (Eddie Moore / Albuquerque Journal)

After making its debut last year, the exhilarating cliffside Via Ferrata, climbing experience, as well as the silky smooth Green Chile Flow Trail for mountain biking designed for speed, will open on 1st of July.

The Via Ferrata is located 11,500 feet in the subalpine Kachina Peak ecosystem and features beginner and advanced climbing route challenges, a 100 foot walkway, and a double cable walkway. Guides provide relevant and informative stories about the region’s history, culture, and natural environment.

The Flow Trail is a mountain bike red carpet with elevator service that glides from the top of Elevator 4 to the bottom of Kachina Basin over a silky 3.5 miles of banked turns and stunning scenery. Construction of the new Blue Corn Trail intermediate trail is underway and will be phased in. online.


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