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Ruidoso Area Activities


There are so many things to do in our New Mexico Mountain Village, Lincoln County and the surrounding area.
From scenic hiking trails to shopping and everything in between, our inn is located just right for day trips of all kinds.
Ruidoso hosts
 festivals and rallies through out the year; it's the perfect place to plan an active or relaxing vacation.
Join our family of returning guests and let the Sitzmark Chalet Inn become Your Home Away From Home while exploring central New Mexico .

Outdoor Recreation
Ruidoso Parks & Recreation
Ruidoso Parks & Recreation
Providing exceptional parks, facilities, programs and services that are designed to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits our beautiful mountain village!
Social Event
Chile the Kid Wine & Beer Festival
Chile the Kid Wine & Beer Festival
August 03, 2019 - 12:00pm to August 04, 2019 - 8:00pm
The Second Annual Chile the Kid festival is hosted by City Bank, Ruidoso Midtown Association and Secret Circus Studio! Can't wait for all the green chile, beer, wine and live music the first weekend in August at Ruidoso Downs! The music line up includes the authentic Blues band Catfishfry taking the stage each afternoon from 2 -5 pm.

Outdoor Recreation
Ski Apache
Ski Apache
Summer time at Ski Apache means gondola rides, mountain biking, hiking, disc golf playing and ziplining on the Apache Wind Rider, which has the highest zipline launch point in the world (11,000 feet above sea level) and is the third longest zip tour in the world! The southernmost major ski resort, Ski Apache offers the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with snowmaking on 33% of the mountain. The slopes offer a mix of wide beginner slopes, tough bump runs, a huge bowl, nice cruising runs and a terrain park with jumps, tubes and rails.
Outdoor Recreation
Lincoln National Forest Hiking Trails
Lincoln National Forest Hiking Trails
Hiking opportunities abound in the White Mountains surrounding Ruidoso, New Mexico and beyond. Experience the outdoors!

Show & Food
Flying J Ranch
Flying J Ranch
Enjoy sight seeing through this old western village with a gun show reenactment and pony rides for the kids, then sit down to a good country home made dinner, followed by a classic country western musical performance by the famously fun and talented Flying J Wranglers. Perfect for groups of family and friends to experience the old west.
Museum
Hubbard Museum of the American West
Hubbard Museum of the American West
Learn more about the rich history of the old American West and the culture of New Mexico. Through the summer the Hubbard is hosting a Native American turquoise jewelry show and the mining exhibit has just reopened after a complete makeover.

Social Event
Motorcycle Rally
Motorcycle Rally
Join together with your motorcycle friends for riding, food, and music. There are 2 annual rallies: the Golden Aspen est. 1969, and the AspenCash est. 1997.
Rodeo and Racing
Ruidoso Downs
Ruidoso Downs
Come to Ruidoso Downs for the popular summer quarter horse racing season. Watch in excitement as the competitive horses and their riders speed around the track. There are also a series of concerts to enjoy every season at the Downs.

Shows
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
If you love watching concerts and musicals in a venue that is itself a work of art and filled with Chihuly's famous glass blown sculptures, then don't miss this world-class performance hall located in the Sacramento Mountain settlement of Alto, about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso.
Outdoor Recreation
The Links at Sierra Blanca Golf Course
The Links at Sierra Blanca Golf Course
Grab your golfing buddies and head out for a sunny day at the Sierra Blanca Golf Course in the beautiful New Mexico Ruidoso landscape.

Outdoor Recreation
Cree Meadows Golf Course
Cree Meadows Golf Course
More than just a golf course, shop for your next golf gear, join the club and enjoy relaxing by the pool with friends and dining while participating in sponsored events.
Things To Do
Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce
Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce
Learn more about upcoming local events and attractions in Ruidoso through the chamber of commerce website.

Festivals
Aspen Fest
Aspen Fest
Celebrate the beautiful Ruidoso Autumn Aspens at the Annual Aspen Fest with food, events, activities, and friends. Every year you will see cool new cars, and a parade of floats, and an evening ending with a Hot cup of New Mexico Chili.
Festivals
Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
Gather with your drinking buddies for the Annual Oktoberfest, featuring German heritage activities, food, sausages, and events. The Oktoberfest is sponsored by a non-profit and money goes towards charities.

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