Visiting Ruidoso

While you might want to spend your time reading a book in the shade of a pinion tree, there is so much to do in and around the Ruidoso area. There is bound to be an activity that appeals to you. Here are a few ideas for your visit.

  • Go for a horseback ride.

  • Swim at Grindstone lake.

  • Shop the unique stores in Midtown.

  • Watch the horse races at Ruidoso Downs.

  • Zip line or snow ski at Ski Apache.

  • Catch a show at Spencer Theater.

  • Gamble at Inn of the Mountain Gods.

  • Catch a gunfight followed by a chuck wagon dinner with live entertainment at Flying J Ranch.

  • Play a round of golf.

  • Attend Vines in the Pines Wine Festival.

  • Watch the Aspenfest Parade.

  • Visit a local art gallery.

  • Hike a mountain trail.

  • Visit the White Sands National Park.

  • Eat dinner at a haunted hotel.

  • Take a bike ride through Lincoln National Forest.

  • Visit historic Fort Stanton.

  • Tour the courthouse where Billy the Kid escaped.

  • Canoe at Bonito Lake.

  • See the UFO museum in Roswell.

  • Attend the Art and Wine Festival.

  • Attend Party on the Mountain.

  • Shop at the Christmas Jubilee.

  • Eat German cuisine at Oktoberfest.

Local Golfing
Local Golfing

Wild Horses Roam the Area
Wild Horses Roam the Area

Grindstone Lake and Snow
Grindstone Lake and Snow

Photo credit: Mark Stambaugh

Local Golfing
Local Golfing