All about Ruidoso … the Resort Town!
If you haven’t been yet … you need to plan a visit to Ruidoso, New Mexico! We’re nestled in a quiet valley, high atop the Southern Rockies and rising fast above the clouds … Ruidoso, New Mexico is “Mountain Cool!” and you’ll be sitting on top of the world taking in the many sights and infinite things to do in our mountain wonderland.
For your adventurous spirit, there’s fishing at Mescalero Lake, Grindstone Lake and the Rio Ruidoso, hiking and mountain biking in the Lincoln National Forest, horseback riding along historic trails and skiing and snowboarding at Ski Apache! For the explorer in you, we have incredible historic sites such as Lincoln, New Mexico, Gran Quivera ruins, the Old Dowlin Mill, the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway, Fort Stanton, White Oaks, Three Rivers Petroglyphs and the Mescalero Apache Reservation. A great museum exists in the Museum of the American West, a Smithsonian affiliate, and art studios, art galleries and artists’ studios abound.
A pleasant stroll through Midtown Ruidoso offers many unique gift shops featuring New Mexican jewelry, Western antiques and collectibles, fine art, handmade clothing, couture and much, much more. If you find yourself hungry, Ruidoso offers many culinary delights … Chinese to Italian to Mexican and standby American Steakhouses and burger joints … along with homemade candy stores and great coffee shops.
We have nightclubs, live music performances and our casinos …the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Casino Apache and Billy the Kid Casino offer full Las Vegas style gaming. And when you’re ready for bed you’ll find many warm, comfortable styles of New Mexico lodging, from charming rental cabins and mountain-styled lodges to full service resorts and hotels.