Ruidoso Again Open for Business After Fires and Floods


The impact of the fires and floods in Ruidoso has taken a huge financial toll on the city and the impact is even felt in surrounding communities that receive an economic lift from visitors that stay and travel to Ruidoso and the surrounding region. 

The businesses of Ruidoso are now open and welcoming visitors. The business district of Ruidoso with great restaurants, entertainment venues and galleries are again open and asking the world to come visit and to spend a few dollars and enjoy the beautiful region and offerings. 

With cool temperatures in the 70s and 80s cool nights and welcoming shop owners Ruidoso is the place to visit this year according to locals. “We are back, on the rebound and stronger than ever and awaiting our guests,” reported one Ruidoso shop owner.

Ruidoso is a quaint village in the rugged Sierra Blanca Mountains, with a wide variety of activities for any traveler. It makes for the perfect weekend getaway or a weeklong visit for travelers from Texas, Mexico and beyond. Its central location is a perfect base-camp for exploring all of Southern New Mexico. Ruidoso is in close proximity to Carlsbad Caverns, Lincoln National Forest, and White Sands National Monument, just to name a few.

Ruidoso is truly the year-round mountain playground of the Southwest, offering something new to explore each season. Relax in the beauty and serenity of the mountains while staying at one of the many lodging options which include cozy rustic cabins and comfortable hotels, as well as luxurious lodges and resorts. You can also explore the natural wonders and beauty of southern New Mexico. Nothing beats horseback riding, hiking and camping amid beautiful alpine forests, and scenic mountain views.

Grindstone Lake and all Village Parks remain open for your enjoyment. Experience hiking, biking, and more in these beautiful areas.

Enjoy a vibrant local scene with most shops, restaurants, live music venues, wine bars, brewpubs, and attractions open and eager to welcome you.

Check out the 

Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

Named one of the seven finest theaters in the world just after it opened in 1997, the landmark $22-million Spencer Theater For The Performing Arts is one of Ruidoso's finest cultural attractions.

Midtown - Main Street Ruidoso

Nestled in Ruidoso’s downtown, Midtown is the village hub for dining, arts, and shopping. Stroll through Midtown and enjoy a great selection of restaurants, boutiques, wineries, brewpubs and cafes.

Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Areas

Ruidoso parks, public places, natural areas, and recreational opportunities give life and beauty to our village for residents and visitors. Don’t miss a visit to Wingfield Park conveniently located in the heart of Midtown.

Experience the Thrill of the New Screaming Eagle Roller Coaster

Experience New Mexico's only Mountain Coaster, the Screaming Eagle! With 5100 feet of twists, a 360-degree helix, and speeds up to 25mph, it's a thrill-seeker's dream. Plus, stay safe with its state-of-the-art collision avoidance system.

Exciting New Moon Mountain Trails Now Open

The Village of Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Department announces opening five new miles of trails on Moon Mountain. These trails are designed for moderate difficulty and are perfect for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrian riders. Enjoy stunning vistas and local wildlife, such as turkeys, deer, and elk. Access is off Gavilan Canyon Road by Warrior Drive. Remember to wear sturdy shoes, bring snacks, and respect the environment.

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