Ruidoso, New Mexico
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Why is Ruidoso Considered "The Vacation Capital of the Southwest"?

It is as if God made Ruidoso so Texans could enjoy the mountains. If driving to the mountains from most anywhere in Texas, Ruidoso will be the closest destination. The area is unique for it’s concentration of diverse activities. Ruidoso offers a wide variety of year round entertainment for the entire family. The landscape is absolutely gorgeous and the average yearly temperature is quite moderate compared to other higher altitude areas. With the abundance of recreational activities, history, culture, and scenic landscapes, day trips can easily be planned within a 70 mile radius of Ruidoso. Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe National Parks are also home to the region.

Ruidoso Main Attractions

*Ski Apache: One of New Mexico’s premier ski resorts offering fun for all levels of expertise

*Ruidoso Downs: Horse racing and wagering

*Casino Apache: Offers extended gaming opportunities from tables to slots

*Billy the Kid Casino: Offers extended gaming including simulcast betting

*Mescalero Indian Reservation: Indian culture

*Lincoln National Forest: Over 2,000,000 acres and hundreds of miles of scenic routes. It is public land and free to access. Camp, hunt, fish, hike, and enjoy wildlife. Elk, bear, mule deer, mountain lion, and turkey are inhabitants. Miles of equestrian, Jeep and ATV trails. Snow mobiles are permitted.


Day Trip Attractions for Surrounding Area

*Lincoln, NM (30 miles)- Home of "Billy the Kid"

*Roswell, NM (70 miles)- Site of alleged Roswell UFO Crash and the Mescalaro Sand Dunes

*Capitan, NM (30 miles)- Home of "Smokey the Bear"

*Three Rivers, NM (50 miles)- Over 21,000 Indian petroglyphs

*Carrizozo, NM (30 miles)- Valley of the Fires lava beds, Grand Quevera Indian Dwelling and White Oaks     Ghost Town.

*Alamogordo, NM (70 miles) - White Sands Monument and Trinity Site of the 1st Atomic Bomb Test

*Mescalaro, NM (30 miles)- Mescalaro Indian Reservation HQ

*Cloudcroft, NM (40 miles)- Sunspot Solar Observatory, " The Lodge", Shops, Snow Skiing, Sledding, Tubing, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating, Old Railroad Trestle, Tunnel, and the Heart of Lincoln National Forest.


Southwestern Wildlife within 50 Miles of Ruidoso

Elk, Antelope, Mule Deer, Bear, Mountain Lion, Porcupine, and Turkey

Local Festivals and Events (Check Calendar for Specifics)

Motorcycle Rallies, ATV Rallies, Balloon Races, 5K Runs, Car Races, Car Shows, Bike Races, Native American Celebrations, Antique Shows, Rodeos, Concerts, Music Festivals, T-Rex exhibit, Theater of Performing Arts, Smokey Bear Celebration, Bazaars, Reenactments, Blues Festivals, Carving Contests, Scandinavian Celebrations, Art Tours, Parades, Fairs, Hunting Expos, Cherry Festivals, Roundups, Street Dances, Work shops, Park Events, Star Parties, Home and Garden Shows (Mountain Living) Winter and Christmas Celebrations

Children’s Activities

Bowling, Cinemas, Carriage Rides, Sleigh Rides, Dude Ranches, Go-Carts, Water Bumper Boats, Pony Rides, Horseback Riding, Museums, Bike Rentals, Hiking, Camping, Kids Corral, Skateboard Park, Old Mill, Miniature Golf, Playgrounds, Swimming, Trout Fishing, Tubing, Sledding, Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Tennis Courts, and Arcades

"Let Aspen Creek Condo serve as your lodging accommodations while visiting the Ruidoso Area"





Contact Information

254-734-5340 cell


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