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fishing · hiking · swimming · skiing

Caribel is your year-round hideaway.

caribel condominiums under a rainbow

With its fantastic weather, Red River is recognized as a premier summer destination for fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding and guided jeep tours to the high country meadows and historic mining districts of northern New Mexico. Our average daytime temperature in the summer is 74°, so very few buildings were built to rely on air conditioning (including Caribel Condos).

Fall is always spectacular with sunny days, cobalt skies and shimmering golden aspens, before transforming into a winter wonderland for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and sledding activities. Add year-round shopping, dining and entertainment and you’ve got a first-class ticket to vacation adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far are you from the Red River Ski and Summer area?

One block west of the main chairlift. Which is the Platinum chair.

What kind of fish do you stock in your lake?

Rainbow trout!

Do you need a NM fishing license to fish at your facility?

No, you just need to be our guest. There is a limit per day and we do charge for fish.

Is internet available?

We provide FREE WIRELESS INTERNET for our guests.

Do you supply wood for the outdoor fire pit?

No, we do not. Firewood is available closeby at the market in town.

Do you have grills outside of the units?

Yes, we have both gas & charcoal grills.

Is your swimming pool heated?

Yes, it’s at a comfortable 94 degrees.

Is your swimming pool open year around?

No, it’s seasonal. May – September.

What is provided in your kitchens?

Everything except the food and the cook!!

When becoming an owner here at Caribel, do you own a unit straight out, year around?

No, we are fractional time share. You only own allocated dates in a unit.

Fishing Rules

Fishing hours are 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

After stocking, no fishing is allowed for 1 hour to allow the fish to acclimate to our lake.

Size of fish will range from 10" to 15".

The cost of each fish is $5.00 regardless of the size.

A New Mexico fishing license is not required to fish at the Caribel Lake.

Don't forget to request a permit from our office to possess and transport fish without a NM fishing license.

All guests must wear the bright green fishing badge at all times.

Place it where it can be easily seen by others.

Our property is equipped with surveillance cameras and homeowners are monitors as well.

Homeowners will be wearing the bright yellow badges.

We cannot guarantee the availability or quality of fish during your stay.

This is due to circumstances beyond the control of the Caribel (supplier's limitations).

Our limit is six (6) fish per unit, per day. No catch and release.

This is regardless of the number of people in your party and our “AB” units do not qualify as 2 units.

Dial “0” to report the number of fish caught each day to the front desk.

If there is no answer, leave a message with your name, unit #, and number of fish.

Only Caribel guests and owners may fish at the Caribel Lake.

Visitors of any guest who are staying at another lodging facility cannot fish here.

Be sure everyone in your party is aware of these rules.

Violation of any fishing rules will result in the loss of fishing privileges.

Should you need to check out before or after office hours:

You may leave payment in the locked grey box next to the office door. Please leave a note indicating last name, unit number, and number of fish caught.