Saturday, April 30, 2005

Where is Ruidoso, New Mexico

Ruidoso, New Mexico is in the southern part of the state, about 120 miles north of El Paso, Texas. Ruidoso is a resort community of approximately 8,000 people that can grow to over 30,000 during the winter peak of our skiing season and in the summer for horse racing. When the snow flies thousands head for the slopes of Ski Apache, owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache Nation. In the summer, the attention turns to the Ruidoso Downs Race Track, the home of the richest quarter horse event in the world!

The purpose of this blog is to offer suggestions and advice for visiting Ruidoso based upon my own personal experience. We'll look at lodging choices, dining, area attractions and events. We'll also feature some of the out of the way stops that usually don't appear in travel guides. I'll introduce you to some "characters" from our community who will help provide insight on a Ruidoso experience.

I was lucky enough to re-locate to Ruidoso at the insistence of friends already in the area. This allowed me an opportunity to painlessly acclimate to my new surroundings. I hope that you'll share a similar experience from this blog...the ins and outs for a visit...from a friend in Ruidoso.

The photos are from local photographer John T. Soden...the friend who convinced me to come to Ruidoso.

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