Condos at a Glance: Resort Properties of Angel Fire
Many of the Resort Properties of Angel Fire's 100+ properties are located steps from Angel Fire Resort, a popular skiing destination in the winter. In the summer, after the snow has melted, the resorts opens up to mountain biking, zip-line tours, high-altitude golf, and other warm-weather activities.
- Bring friends: The 3-bedroom condos house up to eight guests.
- Build a fire: Many condos feature wood-burning stoves and fireplaces.
- Tee-off at the Angel Fire Country Club, open seasonally.
Angel Fire, New Mexico: Stunning Scenery in the Southern Rockies
According to local legend, a tribe of Native Americans first called the mountainous Angel Fire area "fire of the gods," referring to the region's spectacular sunsets. As friars explored through the area, the name evolved into "the place of the fire angels," and 19th-century frontiersman Kit Carson was the first to dub the town Angel Fire. The unusual moniker stuck. Today, in New Mexico's northeast corner, at an elevation of 8,400 feet, fiery reds, oranges, and yellows still light the sky ablaze above the mountains.
Angel Fire is also known for its Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The angular, all-white memorial was erected in 1968 to pay tribute to a young soldier and son of a local doctor killed in battle. It’s home to a museum, visitors' center, chapel, and a Huey helicopter, which was in use in Vietnam.