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Ruidoso Travel Essentials
To help you plan your Ruidoso vacation, browse these travel essentials, including weather forecasts, upcoming and annual events, packing and driving advice, military savings, and much more.
Grab your Girlfriends and spend the day shopping with some of the most unique exhibitors in town.
Celebrate National Puppy Day with a good cause [and beer] at The Hidden Tap! The Humane Society of Lincoln County will be onsite with adoptable dogs between 1 - 4 pm. $1 from every pint sold will go toward saving more lives.
Don’t miss the incredible Urban Cowboy Reunion featuring “Mickey Gilley” and “Johnny Lee!” These two country music legends will give you an experience to remember as they bring back some of their chart-topping songs completed with memories of the 1980 hit movie, Urban Cowboy.
Two of the most successful ranchera singers in the world, Yolanda del Río and Beatriz Adriana, are coming to Inn of the Mountain Gods. Be there as they perform all their greatest hits including “La Hija de Nadie,” “Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez,” “Adios y Bienvenida” and more.
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!
“Sing, Swing and Sizzle!” Tight vocal harmonies, show-stopping tap dance and a roaring big band sound are the hallmarks of The Satin Dollz. Reminiscent of a 1940’s USO tour, these talented beauties have charmed audiences around the world.
Come and have fun with us playing under the stars! Registration starts at 6 pm. Glow sticks and water provided with prizes and rewards for participants. Entrance Fee $20.00. 2 Full Rounds "Front Nine" . Online Registration at: https://www.quickscores.com/ruidoso
Come out and join Ruidoso Parks and Rec for the First Annual Bunny Run at Cedar Creek. You are welcome to run / walk with an Easter Costume. We'll have Medals for the "Top 3" Finishers in each division. The Village of Ruidoso, Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt will be right after the Run at 10:00AM. Hope to see you there. Registration fee: $15. For more information call Parks and Recreation at 575-257-5030.
Families and children of all ages are invited to join our community Easter Egg Hunt to search for Easter Eggs at Cedar Creek Campground while enjoying fire engine rides and a visit with the Easter Bunny and Smokey Bear.Please be on time. The Egg Hunt starts 10:00am sharp!
Legendary British swing band, The Jive Aces, are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show. They are the first live band to reach the finals of “Britain’s Got Talent” and for their uplifting award-winning video, “Bring Me Sunshine,” which went viral with 3 million views. Saturday, April 27 at 7pm • $39 - $65 | Homestyle Angus Beef Meatloaf Buffet at 5pm, $20
Beginning on the first of May and every day for the entire month, over 400 varieties of prize-winning iris bloom at the Hondo Iris Farm. Visitors are welcome, free admission.
What's the weather in Ruidoso? Check out the official Village of Ruidoso Tourism Webcam from its strategic point overlooking Midtown in the heart of Ruidoso’s shopping and restaurant district with Sierra Blanca towering in the distance.
Tips on how to dress and gear up for your Ruidoso winter vacation. Think warm layers, a hat and gloves, waterproof jackets, cozy pullovers, wool socks and more.
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.
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.
Driving directions to Ruidoso, NM, from regional airports.
95% of wildfires are caused by people. Do your part to keep Ruidoso safe by keeping these tips in mind before you leave home as well as on the trail to make for an enjoyable outdoor experience in 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.
For Ruidoso visitors arriving without a personal vehicle, these local transportation alternatives are available.