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4K River Ranch is located in Red River, New Mexico, a resort town in Taos County. The property is surrounded by mountains, including access to the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. The Red River runs through the ranch, acting as a unique feature to the property. There is an abundance of RV sites on the property, many of which are in very close range of the trout pond. The trout pond on the property is available for use by guests who would like to go fishing. Many amenities are provided by the ranch, but if visitors need some other accessories, they may be able to find them at the ranch's small store on the property.
4K River Ranch sits on 17-acres of land, spanning out with over 95 different sites for their guests to stay at. 76 of the 87 sites are meant for guests who want to stay in their RV's, 6 of the other sites are cabins that guests can rent, and the other five sites are rentable apartments. RV sites include 30 and 50 amp sites and quick access to the Red River, which is a unique feature that runs through the property. The apartments offer several amenities to the guests of 4k River Ranch, such as a fireplace, a kitchen, a TV, Wi-Fi, and access to the local fishing pond. The cabins were built in the 1940s, which can provide guests with a rustic feel to their stay. Amenities for the cabins include queen beds, showers, refrigerators, and stoves. The apartments have similar features inside, with the addition of a sitting area, a fully stocked small kitchen, and a microwave. The apartments also have laminated wood floors inside of them, a TV and Wi-Fi, a small outdoor shared porch, and shared fire pits.
Within the campground, guests can use the ranch's store, which sells RV supplies, souvenirs, and basic groceries to those who are in need of such items. 4K River Ranch is known for its trout pond and several other fishing destinations throughout their property. This trout pond makes the property unique to other campgrounds in the area, as the pond is at quick access for the guests at the ranch. There are also some hiking trails that are located in the campground for consumers to enjoy, as well as areas to go river and trap fishing.
4K River Ranch strives to provide a family-friendly atmosphere provided by its staff. Guests of the property have mentioned the quality of service that the team contributes to each customer. One guest wrote a review saying that "the staff was friendly & very helpful... and will recommend to all our friends. The place is beautiful & kept very clean."
Paulette Kiker, a part-owner, stated that the property is "a campground, not a resort." The property takes pride in its outdoor culture, with dirt roads and rivers running throughout the property. 4K River Ranch is known for its trout pond, where fishers can go for a fishing excursion. Many sites at the property are close enough to the pond that those who stay at them are able to fish almost nearly from their RV. One guest wrote that the "park was great and well kept. We had a spot right on the Red River and were able to fish from our doorstep." Since the area is open year-round, the property also offers ski trails during the winter season.
The town of Red River is a 50-minute drive from the city of Taos, where this camp lies at. At Red River, guests can experience Spanish history through visits to the ancient pueblos in the town and other various historical sites. Red River is a small city with a culture of tourism. The city is located at the base of the Red River Ski Area. It offers several seasonal activities such as biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and more.
Orin Mallette, a registered blacksmith at the time, owned over 110-acres of land throughout the early 1900s. This is where the 4k River Ranch originated from. Mallette sold this property to Santiago Ortega, whose family kept the property in their name until 1936. After going through many different trials but also making much use of the land, the Ortega family sold the land. It was sold to L.S. Lewis, who established a resort there, titling it "Lewis Ranch." The cabins that L.S. Lewis had built on the property are the cabins that are still in use today at the RV park. The property was later bought by the Luce family in the 1950s, who then sold it to the Hafley family in 1994. Paulette and Randall Kiker, the current owners of 4k River Ranch, then bought the property in 2019. Pictures taken throughout the history of this property can be found on 4k River Ranch's website.