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How far is the nearest airport? When is the best time to visit? Is there anything nearby that we should also see and do? Get all the info you need to prepare for your Ruidoso, New Mexico, vacation.
Whether you’re headed to Ruidoso for a relaxing family vacation or an active mountain getaway, here’s a list of our best packing tips.
To get a quick taste of the diverse landscapes that surround our mountain oasis, start with these day trips from Ruidoso.
With over 300 days of sunshine every year, there is no one best time to visit Ruidoso. No matter when you plan your trip, there's something for everyone. Winter is synonymous with skiing and snowboarding. In summer, it's time for horse racing and escaping the heat. But locals know that Ruidoso is just as spectacular off-season.
Driving directions to Ruidoso, NM, from regional airports.
For Ruidoso visitors arriving without a personal vehicle, the following transportation alternatives are available.
Getting to Ruidoso and Lincoln County is easy. It's leaving that's difficult. Most visitors arrive by car, however, bus, plane, or even a horse will get you here.
Ruidoso hosts many exciting festivals and annual events. Check out our events calendar for what's happening during your visit and throughout the year.
Ruidoso prides itself on being a pet-friendly destination. Most of our visitor accommodations welcome pets as do many restaurants with outdoor seating areas. Some of our local businesses keep pet treats on hand just for your furry friends.
Ruidoso is proud to offer special Military travel deals for active and retired service members. As a member of the armed forces, you'll save with exclusive discounts and offers from local shops, hotels, resorts, restaurants, and attractions.
Wildlife and Ruidoso go hand in hand. From the quiet appearance of the majestic elk and wild horse herds that roam here to the impressive flight of the bald eagle and the entertaining antics of the bears that are frequently seen, here are some of Ruidoso's most amazing wildlife and some tips on where you can safely spot them on your next trip.