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Whether you're the outdoorsy type, a foodie, an art-connoisseur or someone who loves to dabble in it all, there's something for everyone in Ruidoso.
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Ruidoso's lush mountain setting and easy access to wilderness have inspired unforgettable experiences for generations. Top it off with hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, alpine skiing, and year-round golf and you have the ultimate outdoor destination.
The best Ruidoso family vacations begin with carefree moments that last a lifetime and inspire you to return again and again.
From coffeehouses and cheeseburgers, steaks and seafood, to pizza and all the barbecue you can eat, Ruidoso offers a taste of everything for everyone.
With so many entertainment attractions and events—from musical performances and cultural festivals to fun for the whole family—there's never a dull moment in Ruidoso.
Ruidoso offers history buffs a region rich in Native American cultures, famous forts and time-honored traditions along with legendary characters and cowboy folklore.
Immerse yourself in our laid-back village vibe and transform yourself into a new person during your vacation. Whether you book a spa treatment, join a yoga class, or just kick back and enjoy the view, Ruidoso is slow travel perfected.
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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.
Billy the Kid Scenic Byway – New Mexico. Billy the Kid blazed a trail of mischief and mayhem through America’s Southwest like a horseback-riding, six-shooter-wielding Tasmanian devil. So much so that the state named a scenic byway after him. — CarRentals.com
Join us on Saturdays in Midtown for MUSIC IN THE STREETS, a FREE community program featuring live performances by Ruidoso musicians. Saturdays 11 AM to 2 PM at Times Square on Sudderth Drive beginning June 1, 2019.
Head to the water for a day of paddleboarding and more at Grindstone Lake with Backcountry Attitudes.
The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show is one of Ruidoso's most popular summer activities, offering great food and excellent family entertainment.
While much of the country is sweltering in summer heat, Ruidosoans are chilling out in the tall pines. No matter what a vacation means to you, a summer holiday is pretty cool 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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Join Sentinel Ranch Winery at The Hurd la Rinconada Gallery in San Patricio for wine tasting, wine cocktails, New Mexico beer, wine by the glass, and gourmet snacks. May 24, 25, and 27, 2019 from 10am-5pm.
Memorial Day weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track features the top two-and-three-year-old quarter horses in the world competing in the Ruidoso Futurity/Derby Trials and $100k Maiden Stakes Final, an ATV Giveaway and the Yarbrough Band.
For a true "western" experience join the Flying J Wranglers, complete with gunfights, pony rides, stage show, gold panning, gift shops and a chuckwagon style BBQ dinner. The Flying J Ranch is Monday through Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and on Saturdays September through mid-October.
Call it an encore! Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, the Grammy-nominated and GMA Dove Award-winning southern gospel music group, returns and launches the summer season at Spencer Theater with vocal grace and heavenly harmonies.
Join the growing gathering of gospel music lovers at Sacred Grounds Coffee & Teahouse for this unique Memorial Day Weekend celebration in song. You can now purchase advance reservations online for Chef Zach’s tasty buffet brunch. Ticket price: $15.
Country Music fans mark your calendars! We are proud to host the 2nd Annual All American Country Music Festival at Wingfield Park in Ruidoso. We guarantee it will bigger and better than the first (which ROCKED!). Backdropped by Sierra Blanca peak and surrounded by pine trees, cool breezes and clear blue skies the music, food, and drinks take a front seat over Memorial Day weekend in Ruidoso.
High stakes racing continues at Ruidoso Downs Race Track during this exciting tournament weekend with the $25k Dash for Speed Stakes, the $25k John Deer Juvenile, and $30k First Lady Handicap. Plus, a slot machine and golf tournament to round out the excitement.
Catch the Parade through Midtown beginning at 9:00 am Saturday morning. Then watch as the teams race their beds back to Zipline Park for a Chile Cookoff. Following the race there will be activities at the park! All proceeds benefit the High Mountain Youth Project.
Linda Davis, a member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, 3x Grammy winner and a bona fide Nashville favorite, shares her exceptional talents in a two-part concert program at Spencer Theater.
Which two-year-old becomes an overnight sensation by winning the first leg of quarter horse racing’s triple crown? We will all find out together by watching the finals of the $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity. The simulcast of thoroughbred racing’s Belmont Stakes will also be featured on Saturday with a $500 handicapping contest, plus the $100k Mr. Jess Perry and $100k Ruidoso Juvenile races.
Spencer Theater is calling for 50 to 60 young actors age 6-17 to participate in this summer’s Missoula Children’s Theatre musical, The Snow Queen. Auditions are Monday, June 3rd at 9am
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Have you checked out Ruidoso's newest outdoor adventure outfitter?! Back Country Attitudes will take you on 80 miles of trails during this 4-hour white-knuckle adventure that will leave you with a dusty smile from ear to ear.
If you missed the first annual All American Country Music Festival at Wingfield Park in Ruidoso, New Mexico here's a quick recap of the night featuring knock out performances by Walker McGuire and Josh Abbott Band. LANCO headlined day 2! discoverruidoso.com
The leaves are changing. There's the smell of green chiles roasting in the air. The air is turning colder. Come take a drive up Ski Run Road in Ruidoso, New Mexico with us.
Here's a look back at the 29th Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. You'll find chuck wagons, live music, great food, and fun for the whole family.
Chasing powder in Ruidoso. 🙌
⛷ Matt Ingram and Eric Vaughn, 🏂 Logan Fle, 🎿 Ski Apache and Ski New Mexico.
Grab some local libations, Lost Hiker Brewery, Noisy Water Winery or Glencoe Distillery. discoverruidoso.com "On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 12 beers and wines 🍺🍷🍸...." 🎶 Mike Kelly
With hundreds of miles of trails around Ruidoso, you're sure to find the perfect hike right outside your front door.