Angel Fire is a village in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States. It is a popular ski resort destination, with a base elevation of 8,600 feet and a summit of 10,677 feet with over 500 acres of slopes. Angel Fire and nearby communities experience very cold winter temperatures and mild temperatures in the summer. It is on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway.
It has been said that Angel Fire is “named for the fiery afternoon light splashed on alpine peaks”. The legend behind the name is that the Moache Utes used to gather to renew their ancestral ties with the Great Spirit, and during one of these autumnal celebrations, during the 1780s, three young braves returned to camp from a hunting trip and told of a strange glow at the tip of a peak called Agua Fria. Thereafter, whenever that rosy glow was seen it was called “fire of the gods”.
Every summer, the village hosts Music from Angel Fire, an annual summer music festival which has been presenting chamber music concerts to local communities since 1984. Village venues include the United Church of Angel Fire and Angel Fire Community Center.