This classic mountain canyon is one of Ruidoso's most scenic and historic areas. Located in the southwest corner of Ruidoso near upper Rio Ruidoso. The area is known for summer homes under a canopy of towering pine and fir trees, nightly rentals, and the largest concentration of rustic family cabins dating back to the 1920s. Home sizes range from 400 - 4000 sq ft. Manufactured homes are not allowed in most of the area.
Wildlife is abundant in this area of Ruidoso. Bear, elk and deer are just a few of the larger animals frequently seen here. The Upper Canyon has spectacular fall foliage with golden aspens, oaks and cottonwood trees that grow along the river. During winter months nostalgic horse drawn carriage rides occur among the festive lighting as part of the culture.
Adjacent to Mescalero tribal lands where South Fork Rio Ruidoso and North Fork Rio Ruidoso merge prior to entering the Upper Canyon area. This important water shed, assisted Hondo Valley farmers and ranchers in the past spurring agriculture for Lincoln County. After leaving Hondo Valley, the water that originates in the Rio Ruidoso continues east before emptying into the Bottomless Lakes State Park southwest of Roswell.
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