One of the reasons Red River, New Mexico is such a popular vacation spot is because of its natural surroundings. Red River sits amidst the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a subrange of the Rocky Mountains. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains stretch from southern Colorado down to near Santa Fe. Red River's location in this range allows it to take full advantage of these New Mexico mountains and offer a wide array of outdoor activities. The following is our guide of things to do in Red River and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.