About Ruidoso NM:
The Ruidoso (commonly misspelled Ruidosa or Riodoso) is a small, friendly mountain village located in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Ruidoso lies in the rugged Sacramento Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. The village received its name from the Rio Ruidoso (Spanish for "Noisy River"), a small stream which runs nearby.
Ruidoso is a rapidly growing resort community due to the town's cool summers, alpine scenery and nearby ski slopes. Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and an Apache owned casino are also within the area.
You can enjoy many outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, scenic drives and golfing.
The area also has a wide variety of campgrounds, cabin rentals, lodging facilities, restaurants & art galleries as well as just the peace and quiet the area can provide.
What happens in such a quaint & peaceful mountain village ?...Art studio tours, art gallery tours, music festivals, concerts, performing arts, Annual Lincoln County Fair, Mountain Living Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Expo, collectibles shows, craft shows, fiestas, quarter horse races, motorcycle rallies, Lumberjack Days, hot air balloon invitationals, horse shows, Octoberfest, Cowboy Symposiums, Apple Festivals and the list goes on & on....
For details, Click here for an area calendar of events
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
Hubbard Museum of the American West
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Casino Hotel
Dowlin Historic Old Mill
Other Attractions Nearby: Bonito Lake, Cloudcroft, Capitan, Fox Cave, Lincoln State Monument, Mescalero Apache Reservation, Ski Apache Resort (gondola lift), Sierra Blanca Peak at 11,977 feet, Valley of Fires National Recreation Area (lava flows)
Lodging: Hotels & Motels: 70 (total within a 7 mile area); B&Bs: 7; Number of Rooms 2600 (includes rental cabins, condos, cottages)
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If you decide to stay... click here for New or Pre-Owned Ruidoso Real Estate