Angel Fire & The Surrounding Areas

Angel Fire offers a wide variety of year-round outdoor and recreational attractions.


Eagle Nest Lake State Park: 2,200 surface acres; offers excellent boat and bank fishing, and ice fishing in the winter, more than 60,000 fishermen annually. For information please call 505-377-1594.

Carson National Forest: On the west border of Angel Fire, offering camping, fishing, hiking trails in summer, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in winter. Be alert to dry conditions and observe all fire safety precautions. (505-758-6200).

Elliot Barker Trail: From Palo Flechado Pass south to Apache Pass and from there south for many miles, a beautiful and easy trail with some great vistas of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness once past Apache Pass.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park: Visitor center and chapel located on Hwy 64 just north of Angel Fire; the first memorial built to honor those who served in Vietnam; with special observances Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Call 505-377-6900

Cimarron Canyon State Park: 15 miles east of Angel Fire via US Hwy 64; featuring Palisades Sills (400 foot crenulated granite formations); campsites; rainbow and brown trout fishing in sparkling high mountain streams. (505-377-6271).

Colin Neblett State Wildlife Area: 33,000 acres between Eagle Nest and Cimarron on US Hwy 64; fishing, camping, picnicking and hunting in season.
Coyote Creek State Park: 22 miles south of Angel Fire via NM Hwy 434; campsites, excellent mountain stream fishing (505-387-2328).