It’s been a tough few months for the village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, however, despite these tragic natural disasters the village of Ruidoso is inviting tourists to come and visit as it is once again open to tourists!

After facing the challenges of the South Fork and Salt wildfires, as well as subsequent flooding, the community has worked tirelessly to restore the beauty and vibrancy that makes Ruidoso a beloved destination.

A post was shared on Discover Ruidoso’s Instagram page with the caption that read:

Welcome back to Ruidoso – We Are Open! Our beautiful village is open and ready to welcome visitors again as we recover from the recent South Fork and Salt wildfires.”


Despite the setbacks, Ruidoso's spirit remains unbroken, and the community is ready to welcome visitors with open arms. As you plan your trip, here’s what you need to know to make the most of your visit:

Explore Our Scenic Attractions

While Alto Lake remains closed indefinitely due to ongoing recovery efforts, Grindstone Lake and all Village Parks are open and ready for you to explore. 

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Discover the Vibrant Local Scene

Ruidoso businesses are eager to welcome back tourists. Most shops, restaurants, live music venues, wine bars, brewpubs, and attractions are open and operating.

Stay Informed

For real-time updates on weather and potential flooding, be sure to follow the Village of Ruidoso’s official channels. Staying informed will help ensure that your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

By visiting Ruidoso, you’re not only enjoying a wonderful getaway but also contributing to the resilience and recovery of the community.

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