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Area Description

Angel Fire is situated along the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway in Northern New Mexico. At 8,600 ft. elevation, Angel Fire is bounded on the west side of the valley with Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest mountain peak at 13,600 ft. and on the east by Agua Fria Peak at 10,600 ft.

Angel Fire has a small airport that can accommodate single and twin-engine airplanes as well as small to large corporate jets on a runway with 8,900 length. The runway is the fifth highest runway in the nation at 8,600 ft. elevation.

The main roadway entrance to Angel Fire is US Hwy 64, an all-season roadway that is maintained in the winter for easy access.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Angel Fire is an “outdoor community” with excellent recreational opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, golf, tennis, horseback riding and fishing in the summer months. Throughout the winter season, its time for skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides and other outdoor snow sports.

Cultural Activities

Many artists of various disciplines call Angel Fire home. Each year, during the month of August, Angel Fire hosts the world-renowned chamber music festival, Music from Angel Fire. Throughout the summer there are concerts in the park with area and regional performing artists.

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Medical Facilities

Angel Fire has a community clinic, dentist, chiropractor and various alternative practice therapists for medical issues. For major medical issues, the closest hospital is in Taos, NM which is half an hour away.

The National Veterans Wellness Center is located in Angel Fire. Their programs benefit veterans and families with PTS and other military-related illnesses.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  10.7  25.1  39.6  0.6 "  13.5 "
 Feb  17.9  31.1  44.2  0.6 "  16.1 "
 Mar  24.9  38.5  52.1  0.8 "  17.6 "
 Apr  30.1  45.3  60.5  0.8 "  11.7 "
 May  38.2  54.0  69.9  1.2 "  1.4 "
 Jun  46.4  63.5  80.7  1.0 "  0.0 "
 Jul  52.0  68.3  84.5  1.4 "  0.0 "
 Aug  51.4  66.7  81.9  1.9 "  0.0 "
 Sep  44.3  60.0  75.7  1.3 "  0.0 "
 Oct  33.3  49.1  65.0  1.2 "  3.7 "
 Nov  21.7  36.2  50.7  0.9 "  9.8 "
 Dec  12.8  27.2  41.6  0.6 "  15.4 "

We have distinct seasons with mild days of summer, amazing, color-filled days of fall when the aspen trees turn from green to gold and snowy winter days to sit by the fire and read a book.

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Cost of Living for Angel Fire, NM

Angel Fire, New Mexico cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

There are a wide variety of housing options here in Angel Fire and the outlying regions. One can buy raw land to build their dream home, buy and existing home or rent. A talented pool of builders reside here in Angel Fire and are able to assist you in remodels or complete design-build.

Senior Assistance in Angel Fire, NM

Angel Fire, New Mexico offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

One can get as involved as you want in this community with clubs and organizations: Garden Club, church organizations, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Art Guild are but a few of the opportunities to stay busy.

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