Snowshoeing at Enchanted Forest
Are you the type of person who views winter as a magical time and would love to experience a winter wonderland without sinking up to your knees? Snowshoeing allows you and your family and friends to enjoy the forest at your own pace. The Enchanted Forest offers over 15km of exclusive snowshoeing trails. A leisurely stroll or a challenging hike on a quiet trail will take you through a tapestry of snowcovered woodlands and meadows to glorious mountain vistas. Animal tracks will reveal the wildlife around you, and you may be rewarded with sightings of squirrels, cottontails, deer, or other animals. Birds abound and can be heard chattering in the trees or seen flying among the trees and above the forest. Look for ravens, mountain chickadees, Stellar’s jays, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and many other birds.
Snowshoe Tours at Enchanted Forest
Headlamp Snowshoe tours may be offered several times a season at Enchanted Forest. During a short guided tour through the forest and meadows, guests often see animal tracks and hear coyotes and other wildlife. The tour ends at the base area warming hut with hot drinks, cookies, and other delights. Look for these tours under the EVENTS dropdown menu above.
Snowshoe discovery tours with a knowledgeable naturalist are available throughout the winter season. Two-hour Snowshoe Discovery Tours are regularly scheduled on Saturdays at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm but are available by advance request on other days (contact information below). All-Day Tours and ala carte tours are available by advance reservation only. See tour descriptions and information below.
Prices of snowshoe tours include trail equipment (snowshoes, snow boots, and poles) and an all-day trail pass.
Advance reservations are recommended, because tour size is limited.
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See more information on appropriate clothing and directions to Enchanted Forest in the drop-down menu under FAQS above.
Snowshoe Discovery Tour
This two-hour guided nature tour is a great introduction to snowshoeing. A naturalist guide will show you some of the secrets of snowshoeing and introduce you to the forest, including the trees, animals, birds, tracks, snow, history, and other fun facts. Photo opportunities abound and questions are welcome.
All-Day Tour to Panoramic Overlooks
Participants in the all-day tour must be able to hike 6 miles at 10,000 feet elevation. The naturalist guide will point out interesting facts about the forest as we trek. Lunch will be at an eye-catching overlook that includes a panoramic view of Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest point at 13,161 feet elevation. Photo opportunities abound and questions are welcome. The Snowshoe Discovery Tour is recommended as a prerequisite for those who are not sure of their abilities.
Online snowshoe equipment reservation form
Call numbers above for tour reservations
Enchanted Forest XC 29 Sangre de Cristo Drive Red River, NM 87558 575-754-6112
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