If you are visiting Ruidoso, and have yet to travel about Southern New Mexico, there are some great day trips and even 2 hour treks that will show you just how much the landscape can change, with a short drive from Ruidoso.
Two small towns near Ruidoso, Lincoln and Carrizozo, also have some great shops and galleries, along with very unique history from much earlier times in New Mexico.
Below are photos taken in, or near Carrizozo and Lincoln. Photos by Mark Stambaugh.
Click on a photo below, to open the gallery view.