Unique Ruidoso NM Mountain Village

Unique Ruidoso NM Mountain Village

This unique Ruidoso, NM, Mountain Village could be what you need!

Mountain escapes, and scenic drives are hands down the best way to enjoy the outdoors and get away for a while! Here is everything you need to know about this unique Ruidoso, NM, Mountain Village!

If you know me, you know how much I love the mountains. I could stare at mountain views for days and never tire. This year we spent our summer vacation in northern New Mexico. We took three different road trips up that way and would have made a fourth if my husband didn’t have prior commitments. It was such a treat getting out of the Texas heat!

There’s nothing better than exploring the outdoors in the fresh, crisp air of the mountains, not to mention the gorgeous scenery. This is what you’ll find in Ruidoso.

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Unique Ruidoso NM Mountain Village

Unique Ruidoso, NM Mountain Village

Not too far from the Texas border, you’ll find this off-the-beaten-path unique mountain village nestled in New Mexico. From spring to early fall, visitors come to this area to escape the heat and have fun. It’s the perfect spot for shopping, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and just get-a-way from the hustle of daily life. And if you are driving there, the scenic drive is gorgeous.

The Village of Ruidoso’s midtown shopping district offers excellent shopping, wineries, and delicious food. You’ll find parks, trails, and lakes nearby. I always buy several souvenirs everywhere I go. My husband likes manly coffee mugs, while I look for unique cookbooks from hometown chefs. Midtown Ruidoso has plenty of both and so much more.

Ruidoso’s midtown shopping district offers excellent shopping, wineries, and delicious food. You’ll find parks, trails, and lakes nearby. I always buy several souvenirs everywhere I go. My husband likes manly coffee mugs, while I look for unique cookbooks from hometown chefs.

Unique Ruidoso NM Mountain Village

Best-kept mountain bike and fly fishing secret in Ruidoso, NM.

outdoor recreation is everywhere, and mountain bikers and hikers have access to over 41 miles of trails. It’s nothing to wake up, eat breakfast, and hit the trails in minutes. This unique mountain village is a true mountain biker’s dream.

Fly fishing is prevalent at Grindstone Lake, where fishermen want to catch an 18″+ brown trout, rainbow trout or talk about it! You’ll have unbeatable mountain views all around you too. What’s not to love about that?

Mountain bikers and hikers have access to over 41 miles of trails. It’s nothing to wake up, eat breakfast, and hit the trails in minutes. This unique mountain village is a true mountain biker’s dream.

Fly fishing is prevalent at Grindstone Lake, where fishermen want to catch an 18″+ brown trout or talk about it. You’ll have unbeatable mountain views all around you too. What’s not to love about that?

Unique Ruidoso NM Mountain Village

A Great Escape To Ruidoso, NM

Getting to see the mountain views in Ruidoso is good enough. But if my family were to take a road trip that way, I’d love to hike a few trails and check out the shopping and gift shops. Heck, fly fishing sounds like fun too! Ruidoso cabins in downtown Ruidoso or any vacation rentals that you find in the Ruidoso area would be

Wouldn’t you say Ruidoso, NM, a unique off-the-beaten-path mountain village is the perfect destination for a vacation?

Whether you’re a biker, hiker, fisherman, or mountain lover like me, make Ruidoso, New Mexico, your next family vacation! Visit Discover Ruidoso┬áto learn more.

A perfect day trip to Ruidoso downs race track for some great horse racing

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Summer Things To Do In Ruidoso, NM

Fun things to do in the summer months in Ruidoso are pretty much all outdoors. From fishing on Lake Mescalero to ___________-, the village and its surrounding area is for the whole family to enjoy. Many memories are made here.

  • Noisy Water Winery offers wine tasting by the Noisy River
  • locate a golf course
  • horseback riding is always fun
  • check out live music venues
  • hiking trails
  • Lincoln National Forest
  • Flying J Ranch
  • White Sands National Monument
  • The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

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Winter Things To Do In Ruidoso, New Mexico

  • The winter months are all about the snow. You’ll find some of the best skiing at Ski Apache.
  • Ruidoso Winter Park ski and check out the gondola rides
  • But no matter what time of year you visit, the Sierra Blanca Mountains are stunning.

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