RUIDOSO: 4-SEASON FUN

DISCOVER NEW MEXICO’S BEST-KEPT SECRET

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Named for the picturesque Rio Ruidoso (noisy river) that meanders through the valley, Ruidoso, NM may just be the state’s best-kept secret. This quaint south-central New Mexico resort town is nestled among the pines at about 7,000 feet, between the majestic Sierra Blanca and Sacramento mountain ranges. And, with a population hovering under 10,000, Ruidoso can still qualify as “undiscovered”—but probably not for long.

SCENERY, SUNSHINE + SO MUCH TO DO

Thanks to its gorgeous alpine scenery, laid-back attitude and convenient central location, this once-sleepy hamlet is fast becoming a preferred destination for savvy travelers in general, and particularly for New Mexico motorcoach vacationers. The area enjoys mild temperatures throughout the year, with around 250 days of sunshine and relatively low precipitation—making it easy to enjoy Ruidoso attractions in any season.

  • Firepit Patio
  • Ruidoso Hiking
  • Ruidoso Music
  • Ruidoso Trail Biking
  • Ruidoso Sking
  • Ruidoso Horse America

Ruidoso’s warm-weather natural wonders can be actively enjoyed for about nine months of the year, with hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding options all within easy reach of Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch. If you’re in a spectating mood, there’s still plenty to do—including a celebrated racetrack, two casinos, several live music venues, dozens of shopping and dining options and even an authentic Western-style chuck wagon dinner. And of course, winter visitors won’t want to miss Ski Apache Resort, offering some of the most uncrowded slopes in the Southwest.

Quick links to Ruidoso things to do are below—see our Local Attractions page for more information. 

7 area golf courses

• Inn of the Mountain Gods (live music)

Racetrack + Casino

Hubbard Museum of the American West

Ski Apache Resort

Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

Hiking, biking + horseback riding

Flying J Ranch (Western Show + Supper)

• Trout fishing

Upscale shopping, dining + spa services

IDEALLY SITUATED FOR EXPLORING

And, even though it’s an amazing destination in its own right, Ruidoso NM is also ideally situated en route to some of New Mexico’s most popular attractions: including White Sands National Monument, the Malpais Lava Flow, Three Rivers Petroglyphs National Recreation Area and much more. Check out our New Mexico Travel page, or view this map to get your bearings—then get out there and have fun!

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