Area Attractions

Kids of all ages will have plenty of family fun in Ruidoso. In addition to the extension shopping and many restaurants offered in Midtown, other area attractions, such as hiking and skiing, are perfect for the entire family. The Ruidoso area also offers mini-golf, bowling, disc golf, swimming, movies, museums and plenty of other fun ways to spend an afternoon or evening.

The links to the side show a selection of the activities available, most within walking distance of Sierra Blanca Cabins.


Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Classically beautiful steakhouse atmosphere, with dark wood and leather upholstery, coupled with fine steaks grilled to your request, definitely Ruidoso's premier steak and seafood restaurant. The bar is stylish and sleek, perfect for a pre- or post- dinner drinks!

Hall of Flame

Burger Restaurant

Straightforward counter-serve grill featuring generously topped burgers plus fries & onion rings.

The Village Buttery

Lunch Restaurant

Voted "Best Lunch in Lincoln County" many times over, The Buttery offers gourmet sandwiches, salads, delectable soups, quiche, and hot specials during the winter months.

Cornerstone Bakery

Breakfast/Lunch Restaurant

Known for serving up a great breakfast and lunch featuring fresh breads and other baked goods made in a comfortable setting with friendly and attentive service. Along with our great food products, we feature great coffees, teas, wine and beer options to suit any palate.

Cafe Rio


Voted "Best Pizza" by the readers of the Ruidoso News and the Ruidoso Free Press...over and over again.

Michael J's Restaurant

Italian Restaurant

Michaels J's Restaurant brings you authentic Italian-American dishes that will bring you back wanting more. Come enjoy our fine food, fine wine, great service, and fine dining experience!

Pillow's Funtrackers

Amusement Park

The premier family fun center in New Mexico, including three Gokart Tracks, 18 hole Miniature Golf, Mountain Maze, Spin Zone Bumper Cars, an arcade, and seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, & Panning for Gemstones.

Grindstone Stables

Trail Rides

Great horses, friendly guides, beautiful trails! One hour guided horseback rides for the whole family!

The Dam House at Grindstone

Paddleboats/Lake Fun

The Dam House is located on beautiful Grindstone Lake in Ruidoso, New Mexico. We rent paddle boards, kayaks, canoes and paddle boats. We also rent fishing poles and sell bait and tackle.

Ski Apache

Skiing, Zip Line, Hiking

As New Mexico’s year-round playground, Ski Apache offers the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world and fun activities for the entire family. Take in the breathtaking views of the Sierra Blanca mountains on New Mexico’s only 8-passenger gondola, get your adrenaline pumping on the Apache Wind Rider Ziptour or take the scenic route through our network of hiking and mountain biking trails.

Inn of the Mountain Gods

Casino, Live Entertainment

Inn of the Mountain Gods has all kinds of family-friendly entertainment including Cirque Zuma Zuma, Dr. Seuss Day, and Sunday Under the Stars! Our Sunday Under the Stars is one of the best free things to do in New Mexico – featuring a family-friendly movie every Sunday, on our lawn just after sunset. It also features some of the best country artists like Clint Black, Kutless, Kane Brown, who have all performed at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort!

Spencer Theater

Live Entertainment

A monumental performance hall presenting Broadway, country, rock, comedy for the public....Intimate seating, exceptional acoustics, excellent artistry.

Perk Canyon Trailhead

Hiking Trail

Trail #93: The Perk Canyon Trail is 3.0 miles long. It begins at Private Land and ends at Perk Ridge trail (T92). The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking. Difficulty Level: Moderate.

Two Rivers Park

Walking Trail, Park, Pavilion

Over 27 acres of open space, picnic tables, grills, and benches, including a paved trail that meanders along the Rio Ruidoso, and includes the Ruidoso River Trail, a 1.25 mile paved path.

Municipal Swimming Pool


Swimming pool with slides operated by Ruidoso Parks and Recreation.

Ruidoso Dog Park

Dog Park

Public dog park at the White Mountain Sports Complex with an off-leash dog area for you and your pet. Please help preserve a pleasant experience for all park users by keeping these areas neat and clean and following our new Village dog policy. Thank you!