MAD Gets RED in Red River, New Mexico December 19 2016 24 Comments
We at Mad Yeti are stoked for the people of Red River. We applaud their heritage, their way of life, traditions, strong sense of family and an idealistic sense. Red River is an amazing small town and a premier, mountain getaway, vacation destination. We are super stoked about a new relationship between one of Red's premier Indie Mountain Boutique, The Hideaway Shoppe, for those seeking boho mountain magic!
8750’ above sea level in the Southern Rockies of New Mexico is a small town, first known as ‘River City’, but best known as Red River. Red River is more than a town. It is a destination, rich in heritage. Originally roamed by the Ute and Jicarilla Apaches, it wasn’t until explorers, prospectors, fur trappers discovered the area before Red River was put 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.
Once prospecting and mining had seen it’s end, the 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 was designated the "mountain playground" that it is today.
Nestled in the Southern Rockies, at 8750 feet above sea level, Red River is the utopic, mountain adventure getaway and the epitome of what MAD Yeti Design is all about. With a population of just 470 people, Red River definitely boasts small town hospitality. Summer recreation in Red includes some amazing hiking, fishing, rafting camping, OHV and Jeep, hunting, mountain biking and horseback riding.
In the winter, Red River is a welcoming ski town with an average snowfall of 188”. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, torchlight parades, fireworks and more. Red is steeped in history, the attitude is laid back, people are friendly and, best of all, Red River chairlifts are a short walk from Main Street.
When it comes to shopping, wouldn’t you love to find a shop unlike any you’ve ever seen? Well in Red, you're in luck: Proud owners have put their unique stamp on stores throughout Red River’s Main Street. Besides ski shops with everything you’ll need to hit the slopes, Red River’s shops feature unique apparel, fine art, gorgeous jewelry, souvenirs, specialty items – whatever you're looking for, Red River has it.
Red River is a warm and friendly escape, with plenty of local lodging, where you will always feel like part of their family. Just north of Taos, New Mexico, you should really make this your next outdoor vacation getaway.