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Ruidoso, New Mexico is nestled in the Rocky Mountains of southern New Mexico. Towering above the village of Ruidoso is 12,003 Sierra Blanca and Ski Apache. Ruidoso weather is mild and great for outdoor activities including camping, hiking and bicycling in the Lincoln National Forest.

The Ruidoso Area claims two of New Mexico’s finest casinos, horse racing at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track, top rated golf courses, horseback riding, golf, tennis, art galleries, museums, shopping, great restaurants and night life.

Lodging options include cabins, resorts, hotels, motels, bed & breakfast, condos, homes, RV parks, and campgrounds.

 

Area Attractions

Entertainment Venues

  • Spencer Theater of the Performing Arts
  • Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner & Show
  • Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino – Horse racing
  • Billy the Kid Casino
  • Casino Apache at Inn of the Mountain Gods
  • Win, Place & Show- a real country-western honky-tonk with live bands every night
  • The Quarters bar- Blues and rock & roll
  • Concerts featuring big-name entertainers
  • Live music with local talent plays weekly in restaurants and public venues
  • Historic town of Lincoln


Ruidoso’s Signature Annual Events

  • M’Arti-Gras (February)
  • Spring Break (March)
  • Mountain Living Home & Garden Show (March)
  • Ruidoso Kite Festival (April)       
  • AspenCash Motorcycle Rally (May)
  • Smokey Bear Days (May)                                                                                                                                   
  • Mountain Blues Festival (June)
  • Artist Loops & Tours (June)
  • Smokey Bear Stampede & Rodeo (July)
  • Ruidoso Art Festival (July)
  • Mescalero Apache Ceremonial & Rodeo (July)
  • Old Lincoln Days (August)
  • Ft. Stanton Live! (August)
  • All-American Futurity (September)
  • Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally (September)
  • AspenFest Parade & Hot Rod Show (October)
  • Cowboy Symposium (October)
  • Oktoberfest (October)
  • Christmas Jubilee (November)
  • Festival of Lights Electric Light Parade (December)

       FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING LOCAL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT RUIDOSO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

Outdoor Activities

  • Camping, Hiking in the Lincoln National Forest
  • Golf on three great courses open to the public
  • Horseback riding in the forest
  • Jeep tours, Mountain Biking and organized Cookouts
  • Swimming
  • Outdoor activities for kids; including Go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, maze, arcades, pony rides
  • Kids Connection Playground
  • Fishing
  • Disc (Frisbee) golf
  • Snow skiing
  • Gondola rides
  • Winter Park with tubing & sledding  
  • Hondo Iris Farm
  • Midtown Shopping
  • Art & Gallery Tours
  • Museums                                         


Smokey Bear Days

Ruidoso All-American Futurity

Ruidoso Winter Park