The small mountain village of Ruidoso is situated in the heart of the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico and on the northern edge of the Mescalaro Apache Indian Reservation and at an elevation of 6900 feet offers high altitude relief from the desert heat of the surrounding high desert.
Ruidoso is a popular year-round resort and travel destination, offering diverse recreational opportunities. Outdoor enthusiasts will find that Ruidoso has a variety of activities, including golf course, hiking trails, ski and snowboarding at Ski Apache, fishing, horseback riding and more. Ruidoso also supports a robust art community with many galleries to explore and is well known for its horse racing track, Ruidoso Downs.
For a complete guide to Ruidoso accommodations, restaurants, and visitor activities, please visit the village's tourism website at DiscoverRuidoso.com.