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What are some good day rides out of Ruidoso? My wife and I are going out there for a few days in October. We'll use Ruidoso as a home base and just do a few day rides so I can relax more.

My sister and her husband are going also, so we want time to just goof off instead of riding hard each day to get to another destination.

Thanks for your help.
 

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My in-laws live there (actually in Alto) and I'll be there next month for the Golden Aspen Rally. If you and your SO enjoy shopping, downtown Ruidoso is pretty good for that.

Some other things I'd recommend are:

  • Lincoln, NM (Billy the Kid history)
  • Valley of Fires Recreational Area (lava flow just west of Carrizozo)
  • White Sands
  • Cloudcroft, NM (neat little mountain town)
  • Sierra Blanca Peak (twisty road with good views)
  • Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino and Resort
 

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My in-laws live there (actually in Alto) and I'll be there next month for the Golden Aspen Rally. If you and your SO enjoy shopping, downtown Ruidoso is pretty good for that.

Some other things I'd recommend are:

  • Lincoln, NM (Billy the Kid history)
  • Valley of Fires Recreational Area (lava flow just west of Carrizozo)
  • White Sands
  • Cloudcroft, NM (neat little mountain town)
  • Sierra Blanca Peak (twisty road with good views)
  • Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino and Resort
thanks. where is Sierra Blanca Peak?
 

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thanks. where is Sierra Blanca Peak?
If you take Hwy 48 north out of town (Mechem Dr), you'll be headed toward Alto. Take a left on County Road 532 (Ski Run Road) and that will take you 12 miles up the mountain to Ski Apache. You can ride up to an overlook but the gates to the ski resort will probably be closed.
 

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Also Carlsbad Caverns, Alamagordo-the space museum and White Sands. The Petroglyphs south of Alamagordo are quite interesting.
 
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