Get Active On Ruidoso Area Trails
Ruidoso is surrounded by open space as well as Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Forest Service lands. We have hundreds of miles of multi-use trails for mountain biking, hiking, trail running and horseback riding in summer and snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and backcountry skiing in winter. So, whether you're on foot, bike, horse or ski, get out and explore on our extensive multi-use trails system.
Discover and explore Ruidoso's unique trail experiences
Thanks to over a million acres of National Forest and wilderness areas, virtually every corner of Ruidoso is waiting to be discovered.
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.
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.
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 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
AllTrails.com shares their list of the best trails for wildlife sightings near Ruidoso, according to user reviews and data. See the highlights here.
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 Smokey Bear Ranger District in Ruidoso offers many different recreation opportunities for all seasons including picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, camping and more.
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