Top things to do in Enchanted Circle

Microbrewery in Red River

Red River Brewing Co

Folks were recommending this new brewery all across northern New Mexico – and the place delivers on the hype. Big-windowed views of the surrounding mountain splendor temper the light industrial vibe inside. Nice sta…
Peruvian in Angel Fire

Mikuna Grill

For a fine meal inspired by beloved multigenerational menus from Peru, tuck into this bustling new restaurant in the heart of Angel Fire. Especially nice is the Aji de Gallina, a menu highlight with shredded chicken…
State Park in Eagle Nest

Cimarron Canyon State Park

Seven miles east of Eagle Nest on US 64, Cimarron Canyon State Park runs alongside a dramatic 8-mile stretch of the scenic Cimarron River, hued in pine greens and volcanic grays. There are good hiking, fishing and p…
Live Performance in Red River

Frye's Old Town Shootout

In summer, the kids won't want to miss downtown Frye's Old Town Shootout. It celebrates the Second Amendment in all its ten-gallon hat, buckskin-jacket glory, as good guys try to stop the bad guys from robbing a ban…
Diner in Red River

Shotgun Willie's

Locals love this tiny place, serving the ultimate hangover sop-up, artery-clogging breakfast specials of fried eggs, meats and potatoes. The true house specialty is barbecue, served by the pound. Order the brisket c…
American in Angel Fire


This elegant, opulent mountain-view restaurant is very much Angel Fire’s fine-dining option, serving hearty alpine food such as organic elk loin and Vienna-style veal cutlets.
Diner in Questa

Wildcat's Den

Burger joint that also serves Mexican-style fast food, featuring its renowned homemade salsa.
Lake in Eagle Nest

Eagle Nest Lake State Park

The community of Eagle Nest sits at the edge of a 2400-acre lake that’s filled with pike. Motorboat rentals are available at Eagle Nest Marina. You can camp here ($10), but it's not as nice as nearby Cimarron Canyon…
Brewery in Angel Fire

Enchanted Circle Brewing

This local brewery with big views has teamed up with the Pork Belly Deli to serve good sandwiches and fish tacos to munch on ($10 to $19). Occasional live music on weekend nights.