Eagle Nest is a village in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States. Situated on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, Eagle Nest is a small summer-home and resort area. Known as the Gateway to the picturesque Enchanted Circle, Eagle Nest is conveniently located near Angel Fire Ski Resort, and Red River ski area, Eagle Nest Lake, Cimarron Canyon, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Parks.
Fishing is abundant in the 15 square miles of Eagle Nest Lake as well as in rushing mountain streams throughout the Cimarron Canyon. Anglers will find kokanee salmon, cut throat and rainbow trout, and sun perch. Eagle Nest is also a major hub for some of the best game hunting in America, with trophy elk, bear, mountain lion, and deer in both public hunting areas and through professional guide services on private land.
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