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Red River Visitor Information

 

•  Red River is located in Taos (pronounced Tah-os)  County.

•  Red River is 3 miles long (downtown area 1 mile) and approximately 3 blocks wide.

•   ZIP Code is  87558 and Area Code is 575.

•  Full-time resident population ranges between 470 and 515.  Median age is 41.

•  Median gross rent is $642.

•   Red River sits at an altitude of 8,750 feet.

•  Nearby Wheeler Peak is 13,161 foot above sea level, the highest peak in New Mexico.

•  Red River is surrounded by the Kit Carson National Forest, named after the legendary frontiersman who hunted and trapped in the area in the 1830s and 40s.

•  The peaks and valleys around Red River are part of the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range in the Southern Rocky Mountains.

•  Average daytime temperature during the summer is 75 degrees (F) while the nighttime cools to an average of 39 degrees.

• Average Winter Temperature: 40 degrees in the daytime, 12 degrees at night. Average snowfall is 188.”

•  Mileage from surrounding areas:
Albuquerque – 168 miles
Amarillo – 285 miles
Dallas – 650 miles
Denver – 260 miles
Lubbock – 416 miles
Oklahoma City – 520 miles
Santa Fe – 106 miles
Wichita – 500 miles