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20 Photos To Inspire Your Next Ruidoso Trip

Ruidoso photo diary

I noticed the mountains first. They lay belly up on a thick green bed. The creases of the canopy pinned above – soft, white, and heavy with rain – cast a shadow over top. Winter covers these mountains in a sheet of white, but it was summer then, so I could still see slips of blue and green.

Set in the Sierra Blanca Range, Ruidoso is a small Southwestern town enveloped by Lincoln National Forest. Much of the land (and the area around) is deeply tied to the Mescalero Apache Tribe, who own and operate two of the region’s biggest attractions: Ski Apache (in Alto) and Inn Of The Mountain Gods (in Mescalero).

Ruidoso is for outdoor lovers (mostly), but there’s something in this little village for everyone: art, history, good food.

here are a few of my favorite travel snaps

a path leading up to a cabin in the woods
verdant trees clustered around a small log cabin
encountering animals in Ruidoso (right in the main shopping district!!!)
bright green trees and a forest landscape
in which an animal stares straight at me, wondering what in the world am I doing?
curly hair girl sitting in front of a New Mexico art gallery
the elk are blocking the path!
Wingfield Park in Ruidoso
Grindstone Lake in Ruidoso on a cloudy day
Wipe Yer Paws statue
stunning street art in Ruidoso
Spencer Theatre in Ruidoso, architecture and mountain view
Mescalero Inn
the glassy waters of Lake Mescalero
Mescalero Lake fountain
Bill The Kid National Scenic Byway Visitor Center in Ruidoso
a small hiking trail in Lincoln National Forest
Hubbard Museum Of The American West
Hubbard Museum Of The American West, horse statues in Ruidoso
sincerely anshula

Did you enjoy these Ruidoso photos? Have you ever been to Ruidoso? Let me know in the comments below! As always, I love hearing from you. And if you have any Ruidoso photos to share, you can message or tag me on IG (I’d love to see them)!

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  • Ann
    April 7, 2022 at 2:50 AM

    These photos make me want to visit Ruidoso even more. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photographs.

  • Sohail Imran Khan
    May 22, 2022 at 2:30 AM

    Awesome Pics. I wish to look at them personally


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