Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Lincoln National Forest

Lincoln National Forest

Located in South Central New Mexico, the Lincoln National Forest is known as the birthplace of the world-famous Smokey Bear, the living symbol of the campaign to prevent forest fires. The original bear is buried in Capitan, New Mexico. But, it doesn't stop there! Swing by the local Forest Service Department at 901 Mechem Drive and invest in one of their very detailed forestry maps to plan your hiking/mountain biking/off-roading experience.
Location: 3463 Las Palomas Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (575) 434-7200
Ski Apache | New Mexico Skiing and Snowboarding

Ski Apache | New Mexico Skiing and Snowboarding

Ski Apache, located in Mescalero, is New Mexico's premier ski and snowboard resort offering dozens of trails for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
Location: 1286 Ski Run Road, Alto, NM 88312
Phone: (575) 464-3600
Grindstone Stables

Grindstone Stables

Grindstone Stables has been offering horseback rides for over 20 years. Customer Service and Hospitality, as well as great horses, are our number one priority. In the Winter months, you can also take a sleigh ride through the Upper Canyon to get you in the holiday spirit!
Location: 523 Resort Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone: (575) 257-2241
The Links at Sierra Blanca

The Links at Sierra Blanca

The Links, with rolling hills and Scottish style golf on the font nine to paths carving through the pines on the back nine, truly offers something for every golfer at any level. The Links includes a first class driving range as well as a chipping and putting green.
Location: 105 Sierra Blanca Dr Ruidoso, NM 88345-5503
Phone: (575) 258-5330
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

The mission of the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts is to enrich the cultural lives of South-Central New Mexico's residents and visitors
Location: 108 Spencer Dr, Alto, NM 88312
Phone: (575) 336-4800
Ruidoso Parks and Recreation

Ruidoso Parks and Recreation

Enjoy Hiking, Horseback Riding , Mountain Biking. Fishing, Sports Tournaments, Swimming, - You name it! Ruidoso's mild climate and gorgeous surroundings will make you want to get outdoors to play and Ruidoso Parks and Recreation has the 411 on what to do and where to go! Check out their website!
Location: Ruidoso, NM 88345
Hubbard Museum of the American West / Free Spirits at Noisy Water monument

Hubbard Museum of the American West / Free Spirits at Noisy Water monument

Free Spirits at Noisy Water is a monumental outdoor bronze exhibit of eight larger-than-life horses running through a natural landscape
Location: 26301 Highway 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
Phone: (575) 378-4142
Noisy Water Winery

Noisy Water Winery

Something everyone loves: Wines, Cheese Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar and tons of New Mexico themed products!
Location: 2342 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone: (575) 257-9335
Ski Apache ZipTour

Ski Apache ZipTour

Take your zip-lining experience above and beyond with this three-span zip tour. This beautifully stunning adventure begins and rises above 11,000 feet. It is also complete with parallel cables so riders can glide down the mountain side-by-side. The adrenaline-pumping, three-part zip tour reaches over 8,900 feet in length, making it one of the longest in the world while offering a thrilling and unforgettable experience.
Location: 1286 Ski Run Road Mescalero, NM 88312
Phone: (575) 464-3600
Toll Free: 1 (800) 545-9011
Cafe Rio Pizza - Best in Lincoln County!

Cafe Rio Pizza - Best in Lincoln County!

Hungry for pizza? Cafe Rio Pizza has been voted best in Ruidoso/Lincoln County again and again. They make some pretty incredible desserts, too!
Location: Ruidoso Mid-Town
Phone: 575 257 7746
El Camino Nuevo Mexican Food

El Camino Nuevo Mexican Food

THE best Mexican Food in Ruidoso - bar none! Speaking of bars - they've got one, and you won't miss a single game of any kind on one of the many flat screen TVs. Tell them Mike and Sheri sent you and you'll be treated like family! If they throw an apron at you and tell you to get busy, don't blame us!
Location: 1025 Mechem Drive
Phone: 575 258 4312
Ski Packages

Ski Packages

Ski Ruidoso Ski Shop has been serving skiers with the best equipment and ski gear, at the best rental prices, for over 20 years. Click their Rental Form and get to the ski area quicker when you send your rental info ahead of your arrival. As a bonus, they've got a progressive discount package for multi-day rentals and they're right on your way to the ski area!
Location: 1133 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Toll Free: 800 223 3024
Ruidoso WebCam

Ruidoso WebCam

See what's happening in Mid-Town Ruidoso, LIVE!
Location: Mid-Town Ruidoso
The Flying J Wranglers Show and Chuck-wagon Supper

The Flying J Wranglers Show and Chuck-wagon Supper

The Flying J Wranglers Western Show and Chuck-Wagon Supper has been an institution in our area for 35 years. You don't want to miss this while you're in town. A gunfight in the streets of the old western town before the dinner bell rings, and a fabulous supper show put on by some of the most talented vocal and instrumental musicians you've heard. Fun for all ages!
Phone: 575 336 4330