Angel Fire, New Mexico

  • Angel Fire Resort from the town of Angel Fire
  • The view north from Angel Fire Resort
  • In the Angel Fire business district
  • Monte Verde Lake in Angel Fire
  • Typical residential area in Angel Fire
  • The terminal at Angel Fire Airport
  • On the Angel Fire Golf Course
Hot air balloons at Angel Fire

Most folks have a fantasy about a beautiful place for a vacation. Something about great scenery makes a person feel better, takes your mind off your worries and puts the daily grind on the back burner. From the angel fire that lights the high peaks at sunrise and sunset to the mountains etched against the bluest of blue skies to the deep canyons with their crystal clear lakes and streams to the magnificent vistas filled with pines and aspens, Angel Fire is one of those places. It's something you have to see to believe.

Some of the highest peaks in New Mexico are here with enough steep terrain to make any mountain biker, snowboarder or skier happy. Angel Fire sports the family fun focused Angel Fire Ski Resort with 2 high speed quad lifts, more runs and more snow than ever. The World Championship Shovel Races happen here, as do the New Mexico State Mountain Bike Championships. Angel Fire also hosts a world class Chamber Music Festival every summer, along with a Balloon Festival, Mountain Man Rendezvous, Gourmet Jubilee Culinary Extravaganza, and Mountain Theater stage plays.

Relaxing doesn't just mean doing nothing, it means doing what you like to do without being in a rush all the time. The Forest isn't going anywhere, neither are the mountains or the slopes. On the other hand, the fish are just waiting to say "Hello" to every fly fisherman who comes along. So take a little time out and see what Angel Fire is really all about. You won't be disappointed.

The population of Angel Fire is up almost 20% since 2000.

Angel Fire, New Mexico
Angel Fire Resort, from downtown
Fast Facts about Angel Fire, New Mexico
Angel Fire, Colfax County, NM 87710
Latitude: 36.3788°N
Longitude: 105.2857°W
Incorporated: 1986
Elevation: 8,406'

High School or Higher: 95.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 48.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 17.2%
Cost of Living Index for Angel Fire: 90.7

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $50,460
Median Home Value: $322,760
Median Resident Age: 46.9 Years
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Real Estate Services, Construction, Educational Services, Professional Services, Government, Health Care, Waste Management Services, Finance & Insurance Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 6.0%
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 1,216
Males 629
Females 587
Population by Age
Under 18 188
18 & over 1,028
20-24 46
25-34 93
35-49 187
50-64 383
65 & over 297
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 211
Non Hispanic or Latino 1,005
Population by Race
White 1,067
African-American 5
Asian 11
Native American 11
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4
Other 88
Two or more 30