612 West Main St Red River, NM 87558
Quality snowmobile tours in Red River New Mexico since 1986
I have never ridden a snowmobile. Is it difficult?
Snowmobiles are easy to operate. There are no gears to shift or clutch to work.
They are much like a ATV or jet ski with an automatic transmission, just give them gas and they go, hit the break and they stop. You have hand controls for the gas and the brakes.
As a great many of our customers are inexperienced riders, our guides are trained and experienced at giving an in-depth orientations to make sure you understand how to safely operate the snowmobile and will be happy to offer additional assistance along the trail should the need arise.
What do I wear? For cold weather, its best to dress in several layers of relatively loose fitting clothing. . Insulated or thermal underwear, a nice heavy shirt, sweater, or sweat shirt, and an outer layer that is insulated and wind and water resistant. that covers your legs as well as your body. Ski jackets and ski pants or insulated coveralls should work fine. Boots should be waterproof, well insulated, and extend well above the ankle to keep out snow. Heavy thick wool socks, or an equivalent are highly recommended. Be sure to bring your own gloves and eye protection (sunglasses or goggles) and a neck warmer if desired. Gloves should have a water and wind proof outer shell, and be well insulated. Helmets are required, and are furnished at no charge or you may bring your own. All helmets are sanitized between users.
We do have a limited amount of snowmobile suits and boots for our customers to use if they need them.
What do you do on a tour?
WE HAVE FUN! All of the Red River Sled Shed tours take you to the most scenic spots you can get to in the time allowed. All tours have a scenic trail ride in the Carson National Forest as well as "play time" in a meadow.
How many people can ride on one machine?
Our machines are designed to handle one or two people comfortably. They have a king/queen seat with a backrest. We often have people ask if three can ride on one snowmobile if one of them is a small child. Unfortunately, because snowmobiles are designed to only carry two, and because of safety concerns, we only allow two people per machine, regardless of the age or size of the passenger.
Do I need a reservation?
We will certainly try to accommodate you without reservations, provided we have the space available. However due to the Red River Sled Shed's reputation for quality service at competitive prices, we tend to fill up fast, especially during peak holiday periods. To insure you get the length of tour you want at the time you want, reservations are recommended. Usually it's best to reserve a week or more in advance. Feel free to email us or call us at 800-395-0121.
What ages can drive a snowmobile?
We require that drivers be at least 14 years old and have experience operating other types of motor vehicles such as ATV, water craft or motorcycle. Any driver under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the same tour. The state of New Mexico requires that any driver under the age of 18 be certified on off road vehicles. You can do this at https://www.offroad-ed.com/. If they have taken a safety class in another state on ATV's, water craft etc. that certification will work in New Mexico. Please call us if you have any questions.
Minimum age to ride as a passenger is 3 years old.
Are there any additional costs such as permit fees associated with the price of the snowmobile tour?
No, there are no additional charges aside from sales tax, we pay all registration fees, permit fees etc.