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Grindstone Lake - All You Need To Know

Discover everything you need to know about Grindstone Lake, one of Ruidoso's most popular recreation areas located just minutes from downtown Ruidoso.

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NEW! Wibit Water Park Opens at Grindstone Lake

Don’t miss Ruidoso’s newest and most unique attraction, the new Wibit Water Park at Grindstone Lake, a floating, inflatable platform perfect for family fun, birthday parties and special events.

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Boat and Bike Rentals at Grindstone Lake

Head to the water for a day of paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, fishing and more. The Dam House at Grindstone Lake is open for boat and bike rentals, fishing equipment, food and drink at Grindstone Lake from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. Open daily 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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Where To Hike, Bike, and Horseback Ride in Ruidoso

Thanks to over a million acres of National Forest and wilderness areas, virtually every corner of Ruidoso is waiting to be discovered. 

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Why A Ruidoso Mountain Escape Should Be Your Next Vacation

From dazzling night skies to snow-capped peaks and evergreen forests, here are five reasons to make a Ruidoso mountain vacation your next adventure.


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Tee off in Ruidoso

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.

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Summer Activities at Ski Apache

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.

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Grindstone Stables: Horseback Rides

Grindstone Stables is one of Ruidoso's most popular family activities, Enjoy guided horseback rides in the forest above Grindstone Lake.

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Biking 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. 

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Ruidoso Winter Park: A Winter Family Favorite

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.

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Play Pickleball in Ruidoso

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.

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6 Ways to Spring Break In Ruidoso

Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway to recharge your soul until summer or a blast of adrenaline inducing outdoor activities, here are six ideas for an unforgettable Ruidoso spring break

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Wind Rider ZipTour at Ski Apache

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.

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Walk-Run-Ride The Links Trail

Beautiful Sierra Blanca dominates the views on this scenic walk, run, ride paved path that circles the Links at Sierra Blanca Golf Course in the heart of Ruidoso. The Links trail is 3-mile loop that provides outdoor exercise that dogs, kids and adults will enjoy.

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Two Ruidoso Lakes You Might Not Know About

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. 

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Disc Golf in Ruidoso

With courses at Grindstone Lake and Ski Apache, add disc golf to your list of fun things to do in Ruidoso. Better yet, bring your own disc and it’s free and fun for the whole family.

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