Posts tagged outdoor activities
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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Now Open! Grindstone Lake Campground.

Ruidoso visitors who love Grindstone Lake now have campsites to choose from at the newly opened (summer 2019) Grindstone Lake Campground. With 22 tent campsites and 6 sites for RVs, campground amenities include basic restrooms with running water, flushing toilets, sink, and shower. No reservations, campfires, or utilities.

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Spend the night close to nature on a Ruidoso camping trip

Camping is not only an awesome vacation for those who love the outdoors, but it's also a great way to keep a Ruidoso vacation affordable. Learn everything you need to know to plan your Ruidoso camping trip now!

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Get Out and Ride on an Off-Road Adventure in Ruidoso

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.

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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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10 Ruidoso Restaurants for Outdoor Dining and Drinking

Discover some of Ruidoso's best patio bars, alfresco terraces and outdoor restaurants to make the most of your Ruidoso vacation.

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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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AllTrails Best Hiking Trails in Ruidoso

Looking for a place to hike in Ruidoso? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers.

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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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Backcountry Horse Riding in Lincoln National Forest

There are few better ways to connect with the beauty of the National Forest than on horseback. Discover the places and trails where you can ride your horse in Lincoln National Forest.

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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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Fort Stanton On Horseback

Ride along historic trails on a Fort Stanton guided History on Horseback tour. Interpretive rides take place on the second Saturday of the summer months (except July) beginning in May.

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2 Ruidoso Lakes You Might Not Know About But Should

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 fun for the whole family.

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