11 Reasons to Visit Ruidoso this Summer

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.

It’s a bit of a folly to say that summer is the best time to visit Ruidoso when it’s truly a year-round destination. However, summer in Ruidoso is prime vacation time for a cool escape to the mountains. Explore the possibilities with these summer trip ideas.

  1. Racing season at Ruidoso Downs

  2. Flying J Wranglers Chuckwagon

  3. Fort Stanton LIVE!

  4. Gondola Rides at Ski Apache

  5. Ruidoso Art Festival

  6. Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances & Rodeo

  7. Lincoln County Art Loop

  8. Alto Artists’ Studio Tour

  9. Billy the Kid Pageant at Old Lincoln Days

  10. Smokey Bear Stampede Rodeo

  11. Grindstone Lake