NCRTD launches Angel Fire to Taos Route

Aug. 19, 2019
This represents the first service in Colfax County.

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) is bringing a contracted bus transit service between the Village of Angel Fire in Colfax County, N.M., and the town of Taos in Taos County.

The new service, which extends outside of the district’s four-county area, will be financed by the village of Angel Fire with financial support from Colfax County and federal grants.

Fare-free service on the route will begin with three roundtrips per day Monday through Friday and shortly after will include weekends and all holidays. There will be four regular stops along the route including Angel Fire Resort, a park and ride location at the junction of US-64 and NM-434 in Angel Fire, Colfax County Airport and Taos County Administration Building in Taos. A fifth stop will be provided weekdays at Moreno Valley High School, and Holy Cross Hospital in Taos will be served once each day with return connections provided by the RTD 340 Chile Line Red route.

The Taos County Administration building is the location for an NCRTD transit center providing connections throughout the town of Taos, Taos County and to Española and Santa Fe.

Angel Fire is a resort community that lies 41 miles east of Taos. The governing body of the resort community approached NCRTD with the interest in providing and funding a route to offer residents of Angel Fire access to services in Taos, students in Taos with access to Angel Fire schools and year-round outdoor enthusiasts with winter snow sports, mountain biking and hiking opportunities at Angel Fire Resort.

With the addition of Angel Fire Resort, the NCRTD will be providing service to four top New Mexico ski areas including Taos Ski Valley, Ski Santa Fe and Red River Ski and Summer Area.