Summer Fun

2013-03-12 10.42.42 (960x639)There are plenty of fun summer activities in Ruidoso! From the family center Funtrackers that has go carts and more to the many fishing locations throughout and around Ruidoso; there is something for everyone!
 There are so many things to do outdoors in the Ruidoso area! Go hiking, camping, fishing and hunting in the beautiful outdoors.
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!

 

 

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

Funtrackers 

Amusement Center on Carrizo Canyon Road in Ruidoso.

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

Geocaching

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

Off-Roading

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

Ruidoso Winter Park

Amusement Park on Ski Run Road in Ruidoso.

  • 575-336-7079
  • 1200 Ski Run Rd, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States

Ski Apache Ski Area

Ski Apache offers some of the best warm-weather skiing anywhere. Located on the north ridge of the 12,002′ Sierra Blanca Peak, the 360 view of our mountain is sure to take your breath away. With an annual snowfall of 180 inches, Ski Apache offers 55 runs and trails and 11 lifts–including New Mexico’s only passenger […]

  • 575-464-3600
  • 1286 Ski Run Rd, Alto, NM, United States

Sleigh Rides with Grindstone Stables

Sleigh Rides through the Upper Canyon area of Ruidoso has been a winter tradition for many years. This enchanting experience is a great way to take in the beautiful lights of the Upper Canyon’s special holiday display. Sleigh rides begin at the circle at the top of Sudderth Dr. Rides begin at dusk and run […]

  • 101 Vision Dr, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States

Wingfield Park

 Park Amenities 1/2 mile gravel walking path Playground – Ages 4-12 Restrooms Picnic Tables Near Midtown Shopping District 8-acre open space available for special events, weddings, festivals, reunions, craft shows, etc. Parking available to accommodate large events.

  • 575-257-5030
  • 300 Center Street, Ruidoso, NM, 88345

Camping

Along The River RV Park

RV Park on Highway 37 in Ruidoso.

  • 575-336-4444
  • 127 Hwy 37, Ruidoso, NM, 88316, United States

Argentina/Bonito Trailhead Campground

The Argentina/ Bonito Trailhead campground is open all year. This particular campground location features tent and RV campsites that contain vault toilets. Additionally, this campground is a prime location for horseback riding. However, this campground does not have available drinking water.   Directions To get to the Argentina/Bonita Trailhead campground take Highway 48 to Highway […]

  • Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area, Nogal, NM, 88341

Cedar Creek Recreation Area

The Cedar Creek Recreation Area is a seasonal option that is open from spring through the fall. This location has areas to accommodate both day-use picnic areas as well as three group camping areas. There are both hiking and fitness trails within this campground as well. For more information, click here. Directions The Cedar Creek […]

  • Cedar Creek Campground, Ruidoso, NM, 88345
winter fun

Monjeau Lookout Camping Area

The Monjeau Lookout Camping Area is a seasonal camping option which is open from the spring through the summer and fall. This area has four separate campsites that have grills available for use. One of the most notable aspects of this camping area is the historic Monjeau lookout tower.   Directions To get to the […]

  • Monjeau Campground, Alto, NM, 88312

Oak Grove Camping Area

The Oak Grove Camping Area is another seasonal camping option that is open from the spring through the fall. This area has 30 campsites that are paired with both picnic tables and grills. There are also vault toilets available at this campsite. However, there is no drinking water. Directions To get to the Oak Grove […]

  • Oak Grove Campground, Ruidoso, NM, 88345

Fishing

Alto Lake

Alto Lake presents a spectacular scenic view. The lake is stocked with catfish throughout the year. Fishing is permitted from dawn to dusk year-round. A New Mexico fishing license is a requirement for those 12 years of age and older. In addition, Alto Lake is one of two fishing locations in and around Ruidoso which […]

  • Alto Lake and Recreation Area

Bonito Creek

Bonito Creek runs from the Bonito Lake Dam to Fort Stanton and Hondo. Fishing includes Rainbow and Brook Trout in the upper part of Bonito Creek. Please practice catch and release in this creek.

  • Bonito Creek New Mexico, New Mexico, United States

Bonito Lake

Bonito Lake is an alpine reservoir located high in the Sierra Blanca mountains northwest of Ruidoso, New Mexico. It is a popular fishing and camping destination, and although it is surrounded by the Lincoln National Forest, it is not a part of the national forest. It is currently owned by the city of Alamogordo, New […]

  • Bonito Lake, NM, United States

Carrizo Creek

Carrizo Creek runs from Mescalero Lake Dam to Rio Ruidoso near the Chamber of Commerce. Fishing includes native brown trout. Please practice catch and release in this creek.

  • Carrizo Creek, Ruidoso, NM, United States

Eagle Creek

Eagle creek runs between Eagle Lake and past Alto Reservoir. Fishing includes some Brook and Rainbow trout.

  • Eagle Creek, NM, United States

Eagle Lakes

The Eagle Lakes are located on the Mescalero reservation. They can be accessed from Highway 532, which is also referred to as Ski Run Road. The two lakes are stocked and open from late May through mid-September. Daily permits are a requirement in order to fish. The permits are available for purchase at the entrance. […]

  • Eagle Lake, Mescalero, NM, United States

Grindstone Reservoir

Grindstone Reservoir is one of two lakes in the area that allow non-motorized boats for fishing. Fishing includes rainbow trout and occasionally catfish and smallmouth bass.

  • Grindstone Reservoir, Ruidoso, NM, United States

Mescalero Lake

The Mescalero Lake is located on the Mescalero reservation at the Inn of the Mountain God’s Resort. The lake is stocked with fish and open daily. In order to fish or boat on this lake, it is a requirement that you purchase a daily fishing permit at the hotel’s front desk. They allow you to […]

  • Mescalero Lake, Mescalero, NM, United States

Ruidoso River

The Ruidoso River runs from the Sacramento Mountains through Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs into the Hondo River. The river is stocked year-round with Rainbow trout, and Brown trout can also be found here as well. In addition, there is a daily limit of three fish per license. A New Mexico fishing license is a requirement […]

  • Ruidoso River, Ruidoso, NM, United States

Seeping Springs Trout Lake

Seeping Springs Trout Lake is a private lake four miles east of the Ruidoso Down racetrack. This location is stocked with trout. Especially relevant is this location is geared towards beginning anglers and young children. A fishing license is not a requirement. However, there is a price-per-inch fishing fee. The fee includes all necessary bait, […]

  • 110 Seeping Springs Rd, Ruidoso, NM, 88346, United States

Seeping Springs Trout Lake & RV Park

This area is beautifully shaded by large fruit trees, poplars, and cottonwoods. Several of the sites back the duck pond making them very appealing to kids. There are public rest rooms and showers in the office that are open during office hours. There is also plenty to do in the park, in town, and in […]

  • 575-378-4216
  • 110 Seeping Springs Rd., Ruidoso Downs, NM, United States

Silver Lake

Silver Lake is located on the Mescalero reservation off of Highway 244. The lake is stocked with trout. This fishing location is open from May through September. A permit is a requirement. You can purchase a permit at the Silver Lake office.

  • Silver Lake, New Mexico, United States

Golf

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

Hiking

Cedar Creek Recreation Area

The Cedar Creek Recreation Area is a seasonal option that is open from spring through the fall. This location has areas to accommodate both day-use picnic areas as well as three group camping areas. There are both hiking and fitness trails within this campground as well. For more information, click here. Directions The Cedar Creek […]

  • Cedar Creek Campground, Ruidoso, NM, 88345

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

Grindstone Lake Trails

Located within Ruidoso, NM at and around Grindstone Lake are approximately 14 miles of custom built mountain biking trails for which hiking and horseback riding are also permitted. This trail system is generally rated excellent by all users for scenery and interest. Forested in parts with lovely open meadows and views of Sierra Blanca abound […]

  • 575-257-5030
  • Grindstone Reservoir, Ruidoso, NM, 88345

Pinnacle Trail Systems

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

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

Smokey Bear Ranger District Trails

They offer trails ranging in use from hiking, pack/saddle, mountain biking, motorcycle riding and ATV riding (less than 50″ in width).  Most side-by-sides are greater than 50″ in width and exceed a weight limit, these can be enjoyed on their dirt roads. Most of the trails within this district reside within the White Mountain and […]

  • 901 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM, United States

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

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