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Ruidoso Downs Travel Guide

New Mexico is home to the charming town of Ruidoso Downs, an idyllic mountain oasis in the Sierra Blanca mountain range. With its roots deep in Native America culture plus Spanish settler influence, Ruidoso is a place with culture, museums, outdoor activities, casinos, a vibrant community, and a world-class mountain resort plus the Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

Things to Do in Ruidoso Downs

Top museums include The Hubbard Museum of the American West, great for educational history all about the Old West and the nearby Lincoln Courthouse Museum for preserved history and antiques.

For the great outdoors, hikes and horseback riding are popular. Hiking trails include The Grindstone Lake Loop and the less challenging Cedar Creek Trail. There is also fishing, golfing, and of course the horse races. The All American Futurity is the richest race in quarter horse racing internationally.

You absolutely can't come to Ruidoso and miss these two casinos: the Inn of the Mountain Gods and Billy the Kid Casino.

In winter you have to head over to Ski Apache, a ski resort with numerous different trails for beginning and advanced skiers and snowboarders, plus sleigh rides, tubing, and other snow adventures.

Best Time to Visit Ruidoso Downs

Summertime is a great time to visit for the horse races plus admire the scenery from outdoor hikes and horseback rides, or winter for the skiing and snowboarding at Ski Apache.

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Ruidoso Downs tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Ruidoso Downs tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Ruidoso Downs is in December, while the cheapest month is in April. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Ruidoso Downs is in the high season in July. Ruidoso Downs has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Ruidoso Downs

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Ruidoso Downs. The hottest month in Ruidoso Downs is June, when temperatures peak at 91 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 7 ˚F. The wettest month in Ruidoso Downs is May with 2.81 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 0.16 inches of rain.

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