Town of Red River

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About Town of Red River

The "Ski Town of the Southwest" is also a cool summer getaway for your favorite outdoor adventures! Shop, dine, & play at Mainstreet in the Mountains!   Getting to Red River, New Mexico

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Driving to Red River 

Red River is easy to get to from any of these cities:
Albuquerque        165 miles
Amarillo                285 miles
Dallas                     650 miles
Denver                   260 miles
Kansas City          696 miles
Lubbock                416 miles
Oklahoma City    520 miles
Tulsa                      582 miles
Wichita                  501 miles

Driving from Albuquerque?  Take I-25 through Santa Fe towards Taos (if you're not planning on seeing Santa Fe you can take the Santa Fe Relief Route - NM 599). Take Hwy. 285/68 through Espanola and the canyon that runs along the Rio Grande into Taos.  Once you get through Taos, head north on NM 522 to Questa, then make a right on Highway 38 towards Red River.

Driving from Dallas? Starting from I-35E N, head north towards Denton. Take TX-183 W towards Irving/DFW, then merge on to TX-114 W towards Grapevine. In 39 miles merge onto US-287 N toward Bridegport/Decatur. Take US-287 N/I-40W through Wichita Falls to Amarillo. Go through Amarillo then exit Soncy Road/TX-335 Loop. From the loop take the Tascosa Road/ RM-1061, and stay on 1061 for 30 miles. Turn right on US-385, then merge on to US-87 towards Dalhart. You’ll cross into New Mexico and head towards Clayton. Turn left onto US-412/US-56/NM-402/MONROE ST towards Springer. Once in Springer stay on NM 21 through Miami and Philmont Scout Ranch to Cimarron, then left on US-64. Once you reach Eagle Nest, turn right on US-38 and head on in to Red River.(Warning - this is the quickest route, but takes you through some really rural areas outside of Amarillo. To drive through more populated areas go from Amarillo to Dumas, then Hartley to Dalhart).

Driving from Houston? Head north on I-45 to exit 247 towards Waxahachie and Ft. Worth on Hwy 287. Stay on 287 through Ft. Worth, then head west on I-35/287 N towards DFW. Take exit 60 towards Decatur. Take US-287 N/I-40W through Wichita Falls to Amarillo. Go through Amarillo then exit Soncy Road/TX-335 Loop. From the loop take the Tascosa Road/ RM-1061, and stay on 1061 for 30 miles. Turn right on US-385, then merge on to US-87 towards Dalhart. You’ll cross into New Mexico and head towards Clayton. Turn left onto US-412/US-56/NM-402/MONROE ST towards Springer. Once in Springer stay on NM 21 through Miami and Philmont Scout Ranch to Cimarron, then left on US-64. Once you reach Eagle Nest, turn right on US-38 and head on in to Red River.(Warning - this is the quickest route, but takes you through some really rural areas outside of Amarillo. To drive through more populated areas go from Amarillo to Dumas, then Hartley to Dalhart).

Need directions from any other location? Email us and we'll be happy to help.

Air Transportation

Choose one of the many daily flights into the Albuquerque International Sunport, or try the American Airlines service into Santa Fe (direct from DFW and LAX).  Rental cars are available at both airport locations.

ABQ to Red River (three hour drive): Exit the Sunport on to I-25N through Santa Fe towards Taos (if you're not planning on seeing Santa Fe you can take the Santa Fe Relief Route - NM 599). Take Hwy. 285/68 through Espanola and the canyon that runs along the Rio Grande into Taos. Once you get through Taos, head north on NM 522 to Questa, then make a right on Highway 38 towards Red River.

SAF to Red River (two hour drive): Exit to Santa Fe airport on to Airport Road. Make a left on NM 599 (Santa Fe Relief Route). Take Hwy. 285/68 through Espanola and the canyon that runs along the Rio Grande into Taos. Once you get through Taos, head north on NM 522 to Questa, then make a right on Highway 38 towards Red River.

Ground Transportation

Ground transportation is available from the Albuquerque International Sunport by calling:

RoadRunner Shuttle & Charter
Phone 24 HR Dispatch: (505) 424.3367
Corporate Office: (505) 271-2608
www.RideRoadRunneR.com
Red River Rates
When & Where You Want To Go - Anywhere In New Mexico!

Twin Hearts Express
Telephone: 1-800-654-9456 or (575) 751-1201
Round trip shuttle service to Santa Fe, Espanola, Taos, Taos Ski Valley, Red River, Rio Costilla, Questa and all of Southern Colorado. Four departures daily and tours. 

Click here for information on public transportation between Red River and Albuqerque.

Rail Transportation

Now you can take the New Mexico Rail Runner from the Albuquerque Sunport to the Santa Fe Depot, then hop on the Taos Express to head to the mountains.  Beginning soon a shuttle will also be available from Santa Fe or Taos directly in to Red River.

Heli Transportation

Helicopter flights are available into Red River from Albuquerque's Double Eagle II Airport from Enchantment Helicopters, (505) 831-HELI.