Mountain escapes are hands down the best way to enjoy the outdoors and to get away for a while! Ruidoso, NM, a unique off the beaten path mountain village is that destination! This post is sponsored by the Village of Ruidoso.
If you know me, you know how much I love the mountains. I could literally stare at mountain views for days and never tire. This year we spent our summer vacation in northern New Mexico. Actually, we took three different road trips up that way and would have made a fourth if my husband didn’t have prior commitments. It was such a treat getting out of the Texas heat!
There’s nothing better than exploring the outdoors in the fresh, crisp air of the mountains, not to mention the gorgeous scenery. This is what you’ll find in Ruidoso.
Ruidoso – A Unique Off The Beaten Path Mountain Village
Not too far from the Texas border, you’ll find this unique mountain village nestled in the mountains of New Mexico. From spring to early fall visitors from all over come to this area to escape the heat and have some fun. It’s the perfect spot for shopping, mountain biking, hiking, fishing and to just get-a-way from the hustle of daily life.
Ruidoso’s midtown shopping district offers excellent shopping, wineries, and delicious food. You’ll find parks, trails, and lakes nearby. I always buy several souvenirs everywhere I go. My husband likes manly coffee mugs while I look for unique cookbooks from hometown chefs.
Best-kept mountain biking and fly fishing secret
Mountain bikers and hikers have access to over 41 miles of trails. It’s nothing to wake up, eat breakfast and hit the trails in a matter of minutes.
Fly fishing is very prevalent at Grindstone Lake where fishermen are all wanting to catch an 18″+ brown trout…or at least talking about it. You’ll have unbeatable mountain views all around you too. What’s not to love about that!
To me, getting to see the mountain views in Ruidoso is good enough. But if my family were to take a road trip up that way, I’d love to hike a few trails and check out the shopping. Heck, fly fishing sounds like fun too!
Whether you’re a biker, hiker, fishermen or a mountain lover like me, make Ruidoso, New Mexico your next great escape! Visit Discover Ruidoso to check it out.
If you’ve ever visited Ruidoso, I’d love to hear all about it in a comment.
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