What 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!
Discover Top Ruidoso Attractions & Activities
Looking for thrills and spills on your Ruidoso adventure? Let loose on one of these action-packed activities.
Autumn is one of Ruidoso’s most enjoyable seasons with crisp weather, changing colors and not as many visitors. Here are some fun (and often free!) things to do this Fall.
Discover everything you need to know about Grindstone Lake, one of Ruidoso's most popular recreation areas located just minutes from downtown Ruidoso.
Work together in a race against the clock to solve a series of increasingly challenging puzzles. Be prepared to have your wits tested and your entertainment level raised. Escape Room Ruidoso sets the bar for experiential entertainment.
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.
From dazzling night skies to snow-capped peaks and evergreen forests, here are five reasons to make a Ruidoso mountain vacation your next adventure.
Cool temperatures. Unbelievable scenery. This is the Ruidoso golf experience. With four spectacular Ruidoso area golf courses, each course is situated against breathtaking backdrops with its own personality and landscape. Discover which one is best for you.
To get a quick taste of the diverse landscapes that surround our mountain oasis, start with these day trips from Ruidoso.
Quench your thirst for New Mexico craft beers and wines at these local hangouts
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.
If you are looking for a relaxed weekend filled with tasty food, shopping opportunities, and great outdoor fun in a rare natural setting, then you should try Ruidoso.
Bring a picnic, cast for fish, paddle a boat, cycle, horseback ride, or explore on foot via multi-use trails at two cool, clear alpine reservoirs in Ruidoso that will keep you coming back for more.
DISCOVER UPCOMING EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
REZA has taken the art of illusion to a new level, brining his rock concert style magic show to Ruidoso at the Spencer Theater on October 25, 2019. Don’t miss it!
Dust off your Lederhosen and Dirndls for Octoberfest celebrations at the Enchanted Vine event barn. Expect a polka band, Lost Hiker beer, contests and prizes, plus an onsite food truck and local artists with work for sale. This is a family-friendly event with a $5.00 entrance fee.
Although the gates are open every day for visitors, few people get to experience the fort after dark. Conducted after dark, rangers. historians, and the Paranormal Society greet and guide visitors. Half-hour guided tours will begin at 6:OO p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, children under 12 are free.
Join us for Midtown Trick-or-Treating and a Haunted Halloween on October 31st from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. There will be Halloween photo booths, pumpkin decorating contests, FREE hot dogs, FREE hot cocoa, book giveaway, costume contests, trick or treating, and more!. We will be closing Sudderth between Chase and Country Club in order to create a safer environment for our community. See you there!
Don't miss this lively annual community Day of the Dead celebration in Lincoln, NM, honoring the stories, lives, and legacies of those who passed away. Come and join the fun with music, dance, family activities, face painting, altar-offerings, arts and crafts, plus food and drink. This community event is free to the public.
Stellar Band returns to Sacred Grounds with their great classic rock dynamics and vocals. Get up and dance. It's practically impossible to sit when this group is on the stage.
Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with Ruidoso Parks and Rec at Wingfield Park. There will be food, drinks, and plenty of activities for the whole family.
Embrace the season and join the Ruidoso Greeters for a timeless and treasured tradition, the Christmas Jubilee at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Admission is only $2.00 and active military are free.
John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music’s most storied careers. Now you can see him live at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Friday, November 8, 2019.
Gear up for this free family event featuring food, entertainment, and raffles as Ski Apache kicks off the 2019-2020 ski season. Enjoy gondola rides, hiking, the Apache Wind Rider ZipTour, mountain biking and discounted rates on gear. Plus, a special one-day-only discounted rate for season passes.
The Four Italian Tenors – Alessandro D’Acrissa, Federico Serra, Federico Parisi, and Roberto Cresca – bring their Italian wit and charm with romanticism, lyricism and mesmerizing dramatic flair to Ruidoso at the Spencer Theater on Sat., November 9, 2019, as they honor the masters.
Now in their 10th year of production, The Wizards of Winter perform an original holiday experience entitled “THE CHRISTMAS DREAM” in Ruidoso at the Spencer Theater, weaving together three of their albums into an epic storytelling adventure invoking the spirit of the season.
Put down that fork and put on your running shoes for the After Turkey–Turkey Trot in Ruidoso, a 5K Run-Walk around The Links at Sierra Blanca. Registration begins at 8:30 AM with entry fee of one or more cans of food to support the Lincoln County Food Bank. T-Shirts will be handed out to the first 30 who register as sizes and supplies last.
Francisca Viveros Barradas, known as Paquita la del Barrio, is an acclaimed Mexican ranchera singer, songwriter and actress. Be there as she hits the stage on Saturday, November 30 at Inn of the Mountain Gods.