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LOCAL ACTIVITIES

There is never any shortage of things to do in Ruidoso. Conveniently located in the East Central part of New Mexico, Ruidoso is famous for being a mountain oasis in the high desert. Enjoy a non stop lineup of concerts, events, festivals, and so much more.

Speak with the front desk staff for local insight on the region, where to find the best restaurants, and other helpful tips to make your vacation to Ruidoso more enjoyable. Below are some of the many local activities available near the resort.

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Hiking

Ruidoso is a dream vacation spot for the nature lover. Enjoy a refreshing hike on one of the many trails found throughout the city.

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Horseback Riding

One of the favorite ways to experience Ruidoso's scenic outdoors is with an afternoon of horseback riding. Weather you are looking for a solo or guided trail riding, Ruidoso has plenty of options for you. 

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Skiing

Ruidoso's lush mountain setting is perfect for winter activities. Home to over a dozen Ski trails Ruidoso is the ideal skiing destination.

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Fishing

From pristine high-mountain lakes and streams to sparkling reservoirs and rushing rivers, Ruidoso is the perfect destination for year round fishing. A valid New Mexico Fishing License is required for anyone over the age of 12.

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Spencer Theater

The Spencer Theater is a world class performance hall for Preforming Arts. Located just minutes outside of Ruidoso the theater hosts approximately 30 - 35 shows a year in it's 514 seat theater. For upcoming show information click here.

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Horse Racing

Experience the thrill of live horse racing at the legendary Ruidoso Downs Race Track which hosts both Thoroughbred and quarter horse racing.