Welcome To Eagle Nest, New Mexico
Crown Jewel of the Majestic Moreno Valley
And Gateway to the Enchanted Circle
The unsurpassed beauty of the Moreno Valley combines with the soaring vistas of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains to provide one of the most beautiful and serene areas in the state of New Mexico. Fields of alpine wildflowers in the spring, lush green summer pastures, golden aspen glades in the fall, the beauty of Eagle Nest Lake and rugged snow capped peaks in the winter-all of this combines to create the New Mexico True experience of the Eagle Nest area. Many visitors have called this the "Last Best Place." Eagle Nest is the center point of this stunning combination of scenic attributes that cause visitors to "stop for a visit and return for a lifetime." There is something for everyone and every season . There are three distinct life zones and no uninteresting seasons in the Eagle Nest area. Biodiversity includes fields of wildflowers, from spring through fall, lush summer meadows and broad expanses of pasture for high country grazing, outstanding fall colors and snow covered mountains in winter.
Wildlife is always seen in the Valley and on the slopes of the mountain range. Magnificent Elk and mule deer herd's, flocks of wild turkey, bears, mountain lions and the bald eagles that give our town its name are all a part of our viewable fauna. Eagle Nest Lake also offers viewing of geese, ducks, pelicans, and a variety of shore birds from spring through fall. For the angler or hunter, Eagle Nest Lake offers some of the best fishing for trophy Rainbow Trout, Kokonee Salmon and Yellow Perch. Every fall hunters gather in the Eagle Nest area to hunt elk, mule deer and bear with our local guides.
Fall and winter activities include, skiing, snowboarding and ziplining at three of the most preeminent ski areas in New Mexico and all three are within 11 to 45 minutes from Eagle Nest.
Eagle Nest main street, Highway 64 or E. Therma Drive, is less than a mile long with shops carrying local and nationally made fine art and crafts, Southwest jewelry, antiques, fishing and hunting gear, kitchen goods, along with several dining and lodging options. We are host to many events throughout the year.
The Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce and its members welcome you and your family to visit and enjoy our beautiful community. If you have questions after browsing this website, please feel free to contact us.