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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.
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Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join the growing gathering of gospel music lovers at Sacred Grounds Coffee & Teahouse for this holiday weekend gospel brunch.
The party never ends with Keen, a Texas troubadour considered one of the most influential singer/songwriters in red dirt country. Keen appears with his long-time band members on guitars, drums and steel guitar: “Corpus Christi Bay,” “Feeling Good Again,” “Gringo Honeymoon,” “The Road Goes On Forever.”Sponsored in-part by Fusion Medical Spa. Deep Fried Catfish Buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
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!
Explore the grounds and historic buildings of Lincoln with a costumed guide; interact with other costumed living historians, and storytellers, and see Lincoln in a way few get to. Cost $5
Based on the true story behind the man who wrote the world’s most beloved song: John Newton, the English slave trader turned Anglican priest and abolitionist. AMAZING GRACE stars a cast of 30 singers, dancers, actors and orchestra musicians. The sweeping tale radiates with romance, rebellion and redemption. Bourbon Glazed Ham Buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
Don’t miss out on the ultimate chance to see one of the most influential mariachi groups in the world!
Discover the history and lore of Lincoln, NM a town made famous by one of the most violent periods in New Mexico history during this Wild West Historic Society regional event. Non-members welcome!
Known for his incredible guitar performances and larger-than-life stage presence, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see Clint Black in action!
Their sound is stirring, spot-on, incredible, a replica of the real deal. The BBC has called their delivery “a masterpiece.” The BOOKENDS are two Brits, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, with sterling vocals & guitars. They'll be joined by a string quartet. Beef Short Risb Buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
12 Hours in the Wild West is New Mexico’s season opener for endurance mountain biking! The event has moved to the Village of Ruidoso and the Grindstone Lake Trail System. The move is awesome for many reasons: spectacular, purpose-built mountain bike trails and a great staging/camping area that will be more sheltered from the dust and wind. We will also be 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! This move is going to make the 12 Hours in the Wild West your new favorite Zia Rides event.
Original, highly acclaimed production of Cinderella is a light-hearted retelling of the beloved fairy tale. Spectacular choreography, opulent sets and cutting-edge hilarity, this is an award-winning production by the award-winning Santa Barbara-based company of 18 professional dancers from across the globe. Green Chile Shrimp or Chiken Pasta Buffet ($20) at noon.
Country artist, Easton Corbin, hits Inn of the Mountain Gods on April 27 at 8pm.
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton after dark, while interacting with costumed living historians, storytellers, and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society. Cost is $5 per person, children under 10 are free.
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.
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 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.