Living and Working in Red River

About Red River….

When explorers, fur trappers and prospectors discovered the area, they put River City, as Red River was first called, on the map. Hundreds of gold, silver and copper mines were carved into the mountain with names like Golden Treasure, Silver King and Black Copper. Red River’s population soared. There were two general mercantiles, a livery stable, two newspapers, a sawmill, blacksmith shop, barber shop, more than a dozen saloons, several hotels and boarding houses, a dance hall and a hospital. There was also a red light district with plenty of gambling and bar room brawls.

The mines played out and soon homesteaders outnumbered prospectors. Town gained new momentum by renting abandoned mining cabins to flatland visitors seeking refuge from the heat. In the late 1920s and early 1930s Red River began a transformation into the “mountain playground of the southwest”. Today Red River is a thriving vacation destination offering a variety of winter and summer activities, services, and amenities in a cool and relaxing mountain environment. Red River is a place like no other. We invite you to call Red River home.

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Map of Red River, New Mexico

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