Ruidoso, New Mexico

At 7,000 feet above sea level and with a wealth of lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment options, Ruidoso has something for everyone in the family. Winter sports are a highlight at Ski Apache on 12,000-foot Sierra Blanca just north of town. Newly built and beautifully groomed mountain bike trails are sprouting up just minutes from downtown. The White Mountain Wilderness offers a true back-country experience. In Ruidoso, you’ll find great restaurants and shops, two casinos, a horse track and more. This is a vacation destination that’s popular with flatlanders throughout the Southwest.

Activities: Hiking, mountain biking, birding, camping, picnicking, fishing.

Fee: Entrance fees to some areas

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