Spend a beautiful Ruidoso day at a shimmering mountain lake.
TOP Grindstone Lake Attractions and Activities
Head to the water for a day of fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and more at Grindstone Lake with Backcountry Attitudes.
"The climb to Grindstone Mesa can be painful, but the payoff is anything but: Views of Sierra Blanca and surrounding mountains are spectacular." — AAA NEW MEXICO JOURNEY magazine
From pristine high-mountain lakes and streams to sparkling reservoirs and meandering rivers, discover the best places to cast a line in 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.
The Grindstone Disc Golf Course is located near Ruidoso's Midtown in Grindstone Canyon near Grindstone Lake. It is a 27 hole, 81 par heavily wooded course, free and fun for the whole family.
Thanks to over a million acres of National Forest and wilderness areas, virtually every corner of Ruidoso is waiting to be discovered.
SEE GRINDSTONE LAKE IN ACTION
Grindstone Lake trail system in Ruidoso, NM consist of roughly 8-12 miles of beautiful single track mountain biking! Climbing is slow and gradual nothing technical on the shorter 8 mile section.
A short video of last weekend's trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico in which we hiked along Grindstone Trail. 🗺🌲🌳🌲
The Sweetest Journey
DISCOVER UPCOMING EVENTS AT GRINDSTONE LAKE
Ride spectacular, purpose-built mountain bike trails while staging from a great sheltered camping area. The event is right in town with easy access to Ruidoso restaurants, hotels, and services. Seriously, you could roll to the start from several hotels in Ruidoso. Come see why everyone raves about the Grindstone Lake trail system!