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The Village of Ruidoso is a resort community nestled in the beautiful Sacramento mountains, 6,800 ft. above sea level. The Spanish name, comes from the Rio Ruidoso or "Noisy River," which runs through the center of town.
Winters are mild and summers cool. The air is clean and dry. You'll find beautiful scenery, warm friendly people, outstanding shops, restaurants, galleries and spectacular summer skies.
Nearby are many historic and interesting places to visit, including Indian ruins, ghost towns, Lincoln, NM, and White Sands National Monument. Ruidoso is 130 miles north of El Paso and 180 miles southeast of Albuquerque. Lone Star Air flies between Ruidoso and Dallas/Ft. Worth.
Tourism is a major industry, especially summer horse racing and winter skiing. Despite having only 5,000 permanent residents, 12,000 homes provide a tax base for improvements and amenities seldom found in a village this size. In peak vacation times the population can grow to 30,000.

Alto, New Mexico
Opened in the Fall of 1997 to rave reviews from performers and guests alike, the Spencer Theater is a unique facility hosting a year-round season of Broadway theater, dance, music and family events -- on both indoor and outdoor stages. The theater is located 4-1/2 miles east of NM Hwy. 48 on NM Hwy. 220.
Mountain Living Home & Garden Show
High Mesa Studio Tour
Aspencash Motorcycle Run &Trade Show
Smokey Bear Days
Hondo Iris Farm Extravaganza
Art Expo Gallery Tour
Art Loop Studio Tour
Ruidoso Art Festival
Capitan Stampede Rodeo
Ruidoso Chamber Music Festival
Alto Artists Studio Tour
Old Lincoln Days
Ruidoso Antique Show
Golden Aspen Motorcycle Show
Aspenfest Weekend
Cowboy Symposium
Christmas Jubilee
Ski Apache Opening
Festival of Lights
Parade of Lights

Mescalero Apache Reservation
Adjacent to Ruidoso, the tribe's mountainous lands present opportunities for outdoor adventures and 5 star resort accommodations.
Ruidoso Lodging
Ruidoso Dining