Just five miles from the village of Ruidoso is the welcoming community of Alto in New Mexico. It lies in the Lincoln National Forest and there are tons of fun things to do, including mountain trails, golf courses and sports facilities. In addition, Alto is popular in the winter, with snow activities for all the family. When it comes to eating, Alto does not disappoint. There is everything from southwestern food and Mexican cuisine to relaxed and casual diners and delis.
The Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club is one of the most popular spots in Alto and there are two golf courses where you can practice your swing and enjoy a round of golf. There is also swimming and tennis facilities where you can unwind with family and friends. The Flying J Ranch is a popular place for visitors and you can find western entertainment for all of the family, from pony rides to shops and live music.
For outdoor recreation, head to Alto in the summer. For snow and tubing, the best time to visit Alto is during the winter, beginning in November.