Ruidoso, NM, USA

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Ruidoso, NM, USA

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A wild Ruidoso ride

Nestled high in the Sierra Blanca mountain range, Ruidoso has been taking visitors to new heights for years with its idyllic scenery and unrivalled range of amenities. This alpine town is one of the fastest growing in New Mexico, with many nature-loving visitors keen to book Ruidoso vacation rentals close to the world-famous Lincoln National Forest and Ski Apache resort. Once there, they discover there's even more to the town than its natural assets—from top-class golf to gondola rides, horse racing to fishing, there are plenty of reasons why this up-and-comer is making waves.

Hit the Ruidoso links

Ruidoso is home to 4 golf courses, each with its own distinct character. Avid golfers can find a spot to suit all budgets and requirements, from low-cost favorites to a course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones II, one of the most celebrated golf-course designers in the world. No matter which you choose, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the area's stunning landscapes. If you're keen to spend a lot of time on the links, why not search for a nearby Ruidoso vacation rental and make it even easier to squeeze in a round?

Ruidoso's year-round appeal

Conveniently located adjacent to Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso's woodland has perennial appeal to visitors. In winter, skiing and snowboarding attract thrill-seekers and extreme-sports enthusiasts, while the warm summer months are ideal for camping and picnics in this glorious outdoor setting. The multi-colored hues of the forest in fall make it the best time for hikes and horseback riding, and a great opportunity to snap a family photo. In spring, as the flowers begin to bloom, mountain biking becomes a fantastic option, in addition to activities like fishing and bird-watching.

Revealing Ruidoso's climate

Year-round precipitation and moderate temperatures are the key weather characteristics of a subtropical highland climate, and these features have gifted Ruidoso with its lush scenery. In winter, snow is common, so Ruidoso vacation rentals near the slopes can be hard to come by; book early to avoid disappointment. In July, temperatures can reach as high as 81°F, making it the best time for outdoor activities. If you've got your heart set on long strolls in Lincoln National Forest and hikes around the Sierra Blanca mountains, make sure you book your central Ruidoso vacation rental well in advance of this popular period.

Hit the trails in Ruidoso

Surrounded by over 1 million acres of national forest and wilderness, the town of Ruidoso is a haven for nature enthusiasts. The Fort Stanton Recreation Area offers up over 90 miles of trails through a diverse range of environments, from open meadows to canyons. You'll also have the chance to see the region's unique flora and fauna, so make sure to keep your camera close to hand. Mountain biking and horseback-riding trails are also plentiful around the area, most notably in the recently opened Grindstone Lake and Trail System, which is also perfect for visiting anglers.