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RuidosoUnited States of America

Walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid while discovering the natural beauty of one of New Mexico’s most popular resort towns.

Stroll along the streets where Billy the Kid walked, enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and discover frontier history in the scenic town of Ruidoso. Surrounded by the snow-peaked Sierra Blanca mountains, Lincoln County and the Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso is southeastern New Mexico’s primary resort town.

Experience pioneer history at the Hubbard Museum of the American West, and then head to the Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show. Take the kids on a pony ride, have cowboy coffee, shoot on a pistol range and enjoy a traditional cowboy dinner. Sit inside a tepee, see Native American artifacts and learn about Native American culture.

Outdoor adventurers will enjoy the fresh mountain air of Fort Stanton, Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln National Forest. Camp, hike or feel the thrill of high-altitude bicycling. In the winter months, Ski Apache, with its smooth runs, tubes, jumps and rails offers ski slopes with something for every skier and boarder. Nearby Ruidoso Winter Park even has bobsled curves.

Ruidoso offers an array of entertainment and activities. Mine for gemstones and discover fossils and geodes at Fox Cave with its 300-million-year-old sedimentary rock. See a touring Broadway show at the Spencer Theater or live music at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, a Las Vegas-style casino. Listen to country and western music in a local bar. See artwork by renowned artists, N.C. Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth, at the Hurd La Rinconada Gallery. Browse the folk art and admire the 100-year-old adobe building at the Hondo Iris Farm. If you are a horse racing enthusiast, time your visit for the annual All American Futurity, a quarter horse race at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

Situated in New Mexico, Ruidoso is accessible by car, bus or plane. It is a three-hour drive from Albuquerque. For an authentic Western experience, time your visit with one of these festivals: Ruidoso Art Festival, Festival of Lights, Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally, the Mountain of Blues Festival or the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium.

Top hotels in Ruidoso

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Motel 6 Ruidoso, NM
Motel 6 Ruidoso, NM
2 out of 5
412 Highway 70, Ruidoso, NM
The price is £28 per night

Located in the heart of Ruidoso, this motel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Pillow's Funtrackers and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Hubbard Museum of the ...

2.6/5 (762 reviews)

"The room was clean. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I put in a request for a room on first floor and close to the entrance and was given one."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2020

Motel 6 Ruidoso, NM
Best Western Pine Springs Inn
Best Western Pine Springs Inn
2.5 out of 5
111 Pine Springs Drive, Ruidoso Downs, NM
The price is £53 per night

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and within 6 miles (10 km) of Hubbard Museum of the American West and Pillow's ...

4.3/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"Our group of friends liked the location of this property, off the main street. Customer service was wonderful! We plan on staying here again in the future. We were sad the pool and hot tub were closed due to the pandemic."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

Best Western Pine Springs Inn
Ruidoso Mountain Inn
Ruidoso Mountain Inn
2.5 out of 5
400 W Hwy 70, Ruidoso, NM
The price is £52 per night

Situated in Ruidoso, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Pillow's Funtrackers and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Hubbard Museum of the American ...

4/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"This Property was pretty decent. It was solely a stay due to Covid-19 I cannot comment on the gym, swimming pool or breakfast. Hotel was clean. A little outdated but very well kept. My room was equipped with a 1980-90 wood grain GE alarm clock lol I remember my parents having one when I was a child. ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Ruidoso Mountain Inn

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