It’s Impossible To Drive Through This Delightful New Mexico Town Without Stopping

Ruidoso, in southeastern New Mexico, is surrounded by spectacular scenery. This town of 8029 people lies in Lincoln National Forest, in the shadow of the Sierra Blanca Mountains. This makes it a popular base for outdoor enthusiasts. Ruidoso is firmly in Billy the Kid Country and, even today, this mountain resort town maintains a Frontier feel. The indie stores, quality restaurants, and picturesque setting make this town an appealing place to visit or to call home. If you don’t brake for Ruidoso, you’ll regret it!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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Accommodation options in Ruidoso are plentiful, from cozy cabins to relaxing resorts.