Things to See and Do in Ruidoso
This is in no way a comprehensive list of all the incredible Ruidoso experiences, but it’s a start. Let’s go! We dare you to do them all!
“IF YOU EVER WANT to disappear for a while, there’s no better place than the hidden mountain town of Ruidoso in southern New Mexico.” — Matador Network
Get ready for a totally different spring break adventure this year and head for the mountains for an unforgettable (and affordable) Ruidoso family vacation.
A paddle sport for all ages and skill levels. Easy to learn. Gentler than tennis. Play Pickleball, a recreational craze that borrows from tennis, ping pong and badminton.
Go tubing at Ruidoso Winter Park. There are lanes for racing your friends and a Magic Carpet conveyor belt for an uphill ride. Adrenaline junkies can descend individually, in tandem — or for the fastest and longest ride, in group clusters in a giant tube. After your chilly thrill, retreat to a warming VIP Igloo to cozy up in with a hot drink and a snack.
Inspired by the heritage of the Mescalero tribe, the new The Spa at the Inn offers a wide array of signature facials, relaxing body treatments, manicures and pedicures, waxing treatments and high-end salon services.
From dazzling night skies to snow-capped peaks and evergreen forests, here are five reasons to make a Ruidoso mountain vacation your next adventure.
Ruidoso’s first off-road adventure specialist, Backcountry Attitudes, provides 4×4 off-roading adventures through scenic wilderness and mountain terrain for a unique backcountry adventure.
Magic wands, tiny houses and whimsical fairies add fun for the young at village park Walking along the Two Rivers Park trail, a slight breeze blowing across the Rio Ruidoso, visitors may be startled to see a trout jump out of the water and riding on his back, the smallest of folk fairies.
It's that time of year again. The newest edition of the Ruidoso Parks & Rec Activities Guide is now available at the Parks & Rec office, the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, and attractions throughout the Village. If you're planning a trip to Ruidoso in 2018- 2019, pick up or download a copy now.
Quench your thirst for New Mexico craft beers and wines at these local hangouts
Sharpen your skiing skills with a guided lesson in a group of 5 or less at Ski Apache. Lessons are offered daily and are open to skiers and riders of all skill sets. Advanced booking required.
To get a quick taste of the diverse landscapes that surround our mountain oasis, start with these day trips from Ruidoso.
Ski Apache is known for its beautiful warm weather skiing and snowboarding as the nation’s southern-most continually operating resort, but there is plenty of summer excitement too. Here is what travelers can look forward to this summer.
This adrenaline-pumping, three-span zip tour begins above 11,000 feet with parallel cables so riders can ride side-by-side. It also spans over 8,900 feet in length, making it one of the longest in the world while offering a thrilling and unforgettable experience.
While much of the country is sweltering in summer heat, Ruidosoans are chilling out in the tall pines. No matter what a vacation means to you, a summer holiday is pretty cool in Ruidoso.
Break out the tents, hiking boots, and fishing rods because Mescalero Parks and Recreation has officially opened up Silver Lake, Eagle Creek and the Mescalero cabins for summertime fun.
AllTrails.com shares their list of the best trails for wildlife sightings near Ruidoso, according to user reviews and data. See the highlights here.
Scoot Over Ruidoso offers motor scooter and moped rentals in Midtown Ruidoso. Experience the fun of exploring in the open air and rent a motorbike today. New Mexico doesn’t even require a motorcycle license.
The Hubbard Museum of the American West (formerly the Museum of the Horse) is a Smithsonian affiliate with collections that showcase items from the three cultures that contributed so greatly to the settling of the American West—Anglo, Native, and Hispanic.
The Fort Stanton State Historic Site is a must-see historic attraction when visiting Lincoln County. Few sites in the nation encompass the breadth of history seen at the Fort.
Take in the breathtaking views of Inn of the Mountain Gods as you glide over the crystal waters of Lake Mescalero. Offering parallel cables so riders can enjoy the view side-by-side.
A guide to the best annual art events in Ruidoso.
From pristine high-mountain lakes and streams to sparkling reservoirs and meandering rivers, discover the best places to cast a line in Ruidoso.
From street to trail, if you love to pedal, Ruidoso has you covered. With new trail development and a vast network of empty rural roads and awesome mountain trails, cycling in Ruidoso has never been better. Discover the best places to get your bike on in Ruidoso.
They say the best things in life are free. Save money on your next trip by taking advantage of these 5 free things to do in Ruidoso.