Angel Fire is a small village with a giant ski resort. Recreation tourism is an Angel Fire way of life and the village's particular mode of relaxation is a kind of leisured excitement. Winter or summer, the mountain dominates the horizon, and winter or summer, the crags and forests and canyons are there to explore.
Angel Fire's name comes from the red and orange lights cascading across the peaks when the sun rises and sets. This village of just a thousand people services the entire Angel Fire Resort and surrounding activities all year long. As a stop along the Enchanted Circle Scenic Drive, Angel Fire is readily accessible to casual travelers, yet offers a more exclusive and enjoyable winter experience away from the Taos Ski Valley.
For the rest of the year, the Angel Fire slopes give way to mountain biking, fishing for rainbow trout in the many lakes and rivers, hiking the Carson National Forest, or just taking in the scenery of Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
However, Angel Fire is more than its resort and when the slopes grow tiring. The village is a place for cultural pastimes, culinary delights and musical and theatrical entertainment. Some must-see events during the summer include The Chamber Music Festival for the orchestral aficionado, The Gourmet Jubilee Culinary Extravaganza for everyone who loves food (and who doesn't?) and the Balloon Festival is great fun as well.
To reach Angel Fire, travel by US Highway 64 out of Taos, the village and resort are 23 miles east along the Enchanted Circle.