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Small town, big adventure: Ruidoso, NM

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Ruidoso, NM is not only a charming town near the mountains but it is also full of activities and adventures. Whether you visit in the summer or winter, boredom is something you won’t encounter.


Discover the beauty of New Mexico when you visit the Lincoln National Forest. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, this forest has three major mountain ranges and covers over 1 million acres. Whether you ride horseback or hike one of the forest trails, the views you encounter are breathtaking.

Zip line over Lake Mescalero at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino. On the Apache Eagle Ziprider, go up to 55 mph on this 2,2668-foot zip line and soak up the fresh air and views of the lake. The resort also offers activities such as pedal boats, row boats and kayaks.

Pillow’s Funtracker Family Fun Center has no shortage of activities and adventures for the whole family. Find your way out of the Mountain Maze, race each other on go-karts, and even pan for gems. Don’t forget to play a round of miniature golf on their 18-hole course.

Cozy Accommodations

Rent a cozy cabin or home on From two to 15 people, you are sure to find the cabin that best accommodates everyone. Some cabins even feature amenities such as free Wi-Fi, hot tubs and fireplaces.

Be close to all of Ruidoso’s activities when you stay at Sitzmark Chalet Inn. This charming inn is located within minutes of Mid-Town Shopping District, Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino and restaurants. Sitzmark Chalet Inn also offers ski packages for guests interested in skiing at Ski Apache.

Nestled near the national forest guests will enjoy the views that Village Lodge has to offer. Try to get a hole-in-one at the golf course next door or enjoy an evening by the fireplace in your condo. Visit to see more attractions nearby.

Delicious Eats and Treats

If you are craving a big, meaty steak look no further than K-BOB’s Steakhouse. This steakhouse has everything from a rodeo ribeye and bacon-wrapped sirloin to chicken-fried chicken and pork ribs. Don’t forget to start off your meal with a trip to the Salad Wagon® that features fresh salad selections and banana pudding.

At The Village Buttery, you will have a hard time skipping dessert. From a variety of pies and cheesecakes to scrumptious cookies, their dessert is always worth getting. Whether you eat your dessert before or after your meal, make sure to try their crab salad on a croissant and pair it with the soup of the day.

Chomp down on a juicy burger at Hall of Flame Burgers. These burgers are made with fresh angus beef and are served with fries. For a mouthwatering meal, try the bacon cheddar burger or the mushroom Swiss burger.


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