El Monte Sagrado - Luxury Resort

Cross-Country Skiing


New Mexico's largest Cross Country Ski Area

Enchanted Forest is New Mexico's largest full-service cross country ski area offering trails groomed for both classic and freestyle skiing. The facility, located 3 miles east of Red River on the Carson National Forest, offers the best of all worlds - stunning mountain vistas and meandering forest trails which give a back country feel in a groomed, patrolled area.

The trail system is groomed with one side tracked for classic a.k.a. diagonal stride skiing and the other left smoothed for snowshoeing and freestyle a.k.a. skate skiing.

Enchanted Forest offers beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons, including classic and skating techniques. For those who don't yet know how easy cross country skiing can be, the Enchanted Forest offers a complete lesson package including boots, poles, skis, trail pass and a one to one and a half hour lesson (for ages 3 and up) for less than the cost of a lift ticket at most downhill areas. A full-service rental and service shop is located at the ski area. If you get cold you can grab a cup of hot chocolate and a candy bar inside the warming hut/snack bar. A second warming hut (shelter) and picnic areas are also offered along the trail system.