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Old 12-05-2011   #1
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Rio Rojo (that means red river)

so whats the scoop with red river. headed down there for a couple of days this winter, just lookin for some basic info!

any good recommendations for lodging? cheap but not ghetto....3 rooms, condos/houses, whateva.

good runs to check out? any ability, preferably the steep and good.

good eats?

thanks fo yo info, i appreciate it greatly!

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Old 12-06-2011   #2
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so whats the scoop with red river. headed down there for a couple of days this winter, just lookin for some basic info!

any good recommendations for lodging? cheap but not ghetto....3 rooms, condos/houses, whateva.

good runs to check out? any ability, preferably the steep and good.

good eats?

thanks fo yo info, i appreciate it greatly!
Taos would be my answer to all of those questions. except lodging. Red river is a cool little town, but the ski area is pretty small.
could still be a lot of fun, but for me, if I am driving anywhere to ski/snowboard, it would have to be Taos or wolf Creek. I ski Angelfire with my wife and girls, & I would take them to red river cause its in that same category, if it werent further away and smaller. Red River is quite popular with texans i think, which is just fine,but thats what to expect from the town.texas vacation town. if I am wrong, anyone is welcome to correct that staement.

they also have a huge biker rally every year on memorial day. boaters would prolly get beat up. or at least beer spilled on them. especially IK'ers. (JK dood! )

the red river itself is also pretty tough little creek as well. at the edge of my crickin abilities.and that was at lowwater

I'm sure you will learn more from google then most new mexicans about timeshares or whatever. Last time I went there was with teh ambulance to pick up a pt w/ a broken leg from their clinic, and before that it was for a soccer camp in elementary school.

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Angel fire is a step up from Red River.

Drive over to Toas. If you looking for a more economical option, then Wolf Creek. I think you live in Crested Butte, and if that is the case, Toas is probably in your wheel house if they have snow. I'd stay home if I lived in crested butte before the others on this list except Toas. That said, I've had fun at every one of these places.
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Word, thanks for the info. Id love to go Taos, its one of my favorites behind CB, but i dont have much a choice this trip, going with the family. we're going to be getting free tickets so beggars cant be choosers. figure i can makes the most out of it at least and try to have a good time though. Any noteworthy, small, homebuilt wooden structures worth visiting on the mountain?
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lol if you look at the little map on the right, you got your choice of 10 'secret family places'

looks like you got 'Fort McCow', 'chapel in the trees', 'whoop de doo heaven'....ooo and 'Animals in the trees' !!!
or is that not what you meant...?
btw, if i went there with my girls I'm sure we'd have to visit all ten of them...

We have a stoner cabin in the trees off the triple chair in Santa Fe... right above the 'hippy chutes' so you can go huck yourself directly afterwards.
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Colo-Rado

Is actually the correct spanish, For red River.
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wrong..get some spanish lessons...but funny
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In 1549 the Spanish were the first to discover the river.The state and the river derive their names from the Spanish for Red. It used to be a reddish brown color, Now all that sediment is trapped at the bottom of lake powell.
Learn your history.
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1540 Melchio Diaz
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Colorado just means literally "color red" or "to blush" as in ponerse colorado, literally, "to put on a red color." Rio Rojo is Red River.
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