Outdoor Recreation Activities

2013-03-12 10.42.42 (960x639)There are so many things to do outdoors in the Ruidoso area! Horseback riding amid scenic views is a favorite and unforgettable experience. Play a round or two of golf at one of the famous Ruidoso golf courses. Of course, in the winter, ski the slopes at Ski Apache and enjoy winter fun at Winter Park. You don't want to miss the outdoor natural beauty of Ruidoso!

Of course, in the winter, ski the slopes at Ski Apache and enjoy winter fun at Winter Park. You don't want to miss the outdoor natural beauty of Ruidoso!

Ruidoso also offers amazing hiking, camping and fishing!



Outdoor Activities

Big Game Hunts

Deep in the heart of New Mexico’s ancient peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains breathes a timeless land filled with the richness of nature’s most beautiful creations. This is the Mescalero Apache Reservation, home of Mescalero Big Game Hunts. Within the confines of this sub-alpine and valley terrain, hunters experience the pride of hunting some […]

  • 575-464-9770
  • 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero, NM, 88340, United States

Fort Stanton Equestrian Trail Head

The 25,000 acre BLM-managed Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area is completely open to all visitor use. Precautionary fire restrictions are in effect for all BLM managed locations in New Mexico beginning June 15, 2012. The 93 miles of sustainable trails are for hiking, horseback riding and mountain bike riding. There are also 22 […]

  • Fort Stanton Equestrian Trail Head, Lincoln, NM, 88338, United States


Amusement Center on Carrizo Canyon Road in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-3275
  • 101 Carrizo Canyon Rd, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States


A real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Go to www.geocaching.com for more information about geocaching and sites in Lincoln County.

  • , Ruidoso, NM, United States

Grindstone Disc Golf Course

27 hole, 81 par Disc Golf Course near Grindstone Lake and Trail System.

  • 575-257-5030
  • 500 Resort Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States


Lincoln County has a few designated roads and trails for ATVs and OHVs. The Forest Service roads are the only places in Lincoln County where ATVs and OHVs are permitted. Permits for vehicles can be purchased online at the NM State Wildlife site. Call the Roswell Game and Fish Office.

  • 575-624-6135
  • , NM, United States

Pinnacle Trail Systems

Mountain bike instruction and guiding services in Ruidoso. By appointment only.

  • 575-639-1415
  • , Ruidoso, NM, 88345

Horseback Riding Stables

Bonito Stables

Horse Stables in Nogal.

  • 575-354-2778
  • , Nogal, NM, 88341, United States

Cowboys Riding Stables

Horse Stables on North Lane in Ruidoso Downs.

  • 575-378-8217
  • 1027 North Lane, Ruidoso Downs, NM, United States

Grindstone Stables

Horse Stables on Resort Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-2241
  • 523 Resort Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Inn of the Mountain Gods Stables

Take in the beautiful scenery during an unforgettable horseback ride. Riding stables are open weather permitting and not during scheduled Big Game Hunting. Riders must be at least 8 years of age. Reservations required. For more information or to book reservations, call Inn of the Mountain Gods Stables at 575-464-7424 or the Hunt Lodge at 575-464-7448.

  • 575-464-7424
  • 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero, NM, United States

Runnels Bonito Stables

Horse Stables on Bonito Lake Road in Ruidoso.

  • 575-354-2778
  • Bonito Lake Rd., Located 3½ miles above Bonito Lake, Ruidoso, NM, United States


Inn of the Mountain Gods Golf Course

18-hole golf course and Apache Tee Restaurant at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Experience New Mexico golf at its finest on one of the most spectacular golf courses in the country. Nestled among tall pine trees under the majestic Sierra Blanca Peak is the impressive Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Championship Golf Course. Designed […]

  • 575-464-7941
  • , Mescalero, NM, United States

The Links at Sierra Blanca

At the southernmost tip of the Rockies lies the Sacramento Mountains and the vacation paradise of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Here you will find the home of The Links at Sierra Blanca Golf Course. The Links, with rolling hills and Scottish style golf on the font nine to paths carving through the pines on the back […]

  • 575-258-5330
  • 105 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States

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