|Red Star is our house in the Antelope Valley, New Mexico, approximately 5 miles from Interstate I-25 and 6.6 miles NW of Springer.|
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|Russell's Truck & Travel Center||5||Springer, New Mexico||6.6|
|Maxwell, New Mexico||
|Las Vegas, New Mexico||76|
|Raton, New Mexico||
|Santa Fe, New Mexico||126|
|Trinidad, Colorado||57||Albuquerque, New Mexico||185|
|Colorado Springs, Colorado||176|
|Cimarron, New Mexico||15||Clayton, New Mexico||83|
|Eagle Nest Lake||35||Amarillo, Texas||222|
|Angel Fire, New Mexico||50|
|Red River, New Mexico||57|
|Taos, New Mexico||70|
Area Attractions/Outdoor Activities
house is located approximately 6.6 miles NW of Springer.
It is located just 5 miles from Interstate-25 and Russell's Truck & Travel Center, which includes the following services:
24-hour Convenient Store & Gasoline
Gift Shop and Antique Car Display
Lounge, Treadmill, Arcade
Car Wash, Oil/Lube Change & Tire Shop (store hours vary)
Springer, a small town of roughly 1,000, is located 6.6 miles from our house. Springer is the closest town with the follwing stores and services:
|Local Post Office (zip code 87747)||Motels (2)|
|Local Banks (2)||Hardware Store|
|Department of Motor Vehicle Office||City Hall and Magistrate Court|
|Insurance Agents||Swimming Pool and Park|
|Feed Store||Gasoline & Convenient Stores (3)|
|Town Newspaper||Restaurants (3)|
|Community College||National Guard|
|Liquor Store||Colfax County Laboratory (Nursing Home)|
|Movie Rentals||Medical Offices and Drug Store|
|Churches (over 10)||Greyhound Bus Drop-Off (Drug Store)|
|Electric Co-op, including Internet services ($25-$30 a month)||County Fair Grounds (Springer is host to the county fair in August)|
Springer Lake (fishing and camping) is located 1.6 miles driving distance to the house. The property south of the house stretches on to the lake.
Raton, the county seat and largest town in Colfax County, is located 35 miles away, and offers additional services:
Radio Station, Newspapers
Larger Grocery Stores
Amtrak Train Station
If you would like more information on Raton and the surrounding area, please visit www.raton.com
The climate is mild with 150 days of growing season. Rain falls July through August, providing excellent moisture for grain and bean crops. The high altitude (6,000 ft) and regular crop rotation keeps insects and weeds at a minimum.
temperatures range from the 70s and 80s in the day / 40s and 50s in the
Winter temperatures range from 40s and 50s in the day / 30s and 20s in the evenings.
Area Attractions/Outdoor Activities
The area attractions and outdoor activities are the largest attractions to Northeastern New Mexico. Our house is located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. You will find many things to do and see, all within a very short distance.
Major Outdoor Activities
Cimarron, Red River, Angel Fire, and Taos are the most popular destinations. They offer many activities, including
Skiing is a popular event in Northeastern New Mexico, and our house is located at a perfect distance. Snowboarding, ice skating, snowmobile tours, and other snow sports are available as well.
|Taos Ski Valley|
|Red River Ski Valley|
|Angel Fire Ski Resort|
|Cuchara Ski Resort|
|Wolf Creek Ski Resort|
|Durango Ski Resort|
Fishing & Camping
Fishing and Camping is available all over the area. Maxwell, Springer, Raton, and especially the Cimarron and Taos Canyons are home to popular fishing and camping spots.
Other fishing resorts are located 30 minutes to an hour an a half away: Clayton Lake, Cimarron Canyon, and Lake Maloya & Sugarite State Park in Raton.
Major Services & Cities
The two largest cities from Springer are Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are both about equal distance from Springer, and about a 3-hour drive on Interstate I-25. Both offer major shopping malls and airports. Albuquerque is a larger international Airport and offers more travel connections. Denver, Colorado, is also a major, International Airport, and is located over 4 hours north.
Pueblo, Colorado, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, are also two larger cities. They are both located equal distance from Springer, about 2 hours on the Interstate. Both offer minor shopping malls, services, and colleges. Santa Fe is home to a ski resort in the Sandia Mountains.
Schools & Education
|Maxwell Municipal Schools|
|Springer Municipal Schools|
|Wagon Mound Municipal Schools|
|Raton Public Schools|
|Cimarron Public Schools|
|Las Vegas Robertson High School|
|West Las Vegas High School|
|Clayton Public Schools|
|Luna Vocational Technical Institute - Springer||Springer, NM|
|Luna Vocational Technical Institute - Las Vegas||Las Vegas, NM|
|New Mexico Highlands University||Las Vegas, NM|
|Trinidad State Junior College||Trinidad, CO|
|Pueblo Community College||Pueblo, CO|
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