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There is never any shortage of things to do in Ruidoso. Located in southern New Mexico, Ruidoso is famous for being a mountain oasis in the desert. Enjoy seasonal lineups of concerts, events, festivals, and so much more.

Speak with the front desk agent 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.

Ruidoso Mountain Adventures

Mountain Adventures

Get into the wildlife of the Southernmost Rocky Mountains. Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback trails are abundant - and just minutes from Pinecliff Village

Unique Destinations

From National Parks with stunning geology to ghost towns with real Wild West Histories, these destinations are all easy day trips from Pinecliff Village.

Ruidoso New Mexico Park. Lake with lush green trees in the background
Ruidoso River Museum


Ruidoso is home to several museums that offer guests a chance to learn about the history of the surrounding area. Enjoy a family friendly outing to one of the many local museums

Artistry of Lincoln County

This area has inspired artists. From the prehistoric Jordana Mogollon Rock art, to contemporary names like Gordon Snidow and Dave McGary. A wide range of local artistry can be found in galleries in the area.  

Dave McGary local Artist statue of a Native American Chief
Image by Kaysha


Ruidoso is home to three area casinos as well as the world famous Ruidoso Downs Race Track. All conveniently located minutes from downtown.


If you are looking to do some shopping during your vacation then you've come to the right place. We are a short drive to some of the best specialty boutiques and souvenir shops. Located just a few minutes from Pinecliff Village in midtown Ruidoso.

Downtown Ruidoso in the winter
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