Father's Day Weekend

Getaway to Ruidoso, New Mexico

Father's Day Weekend

Celebrating Father's Day in Ruidoso, New Mexico, offers a mix of adventure, relaxation, and unique local attractions set against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Blanca mountain range. Whether the father figure in your life is an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff, or someone who enjoys a bit of leisure, Ruidoso has something to make his day special. Here's a guide to the top local attractions and activities to enjoy on Father's Day.

Outdoor Adventures

Grindstone Lake

  • Activities: Hiking, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding.
  • Highlights: Scenic trails around the lake, family-friendly atmosphere, beautiful picnic spots.

Lincoln National Forest

  • Activities: Hiking, mountain biking, wildlife watching.
  • Highlights: Extensive trail system, stunning mountain views, diverse flora and fauna.

Ruidoso Winter Park

  • Activities: Tubing, zip-lining, Screaming Eagle Mountain Coaster.
  • Highlights: Exciting outdoor activities, perfect for adventurous dads, operates year-round with seasonal attractions.

Cultural and Historical Sites

Hubbard Museum of the American West

  • Activities: Exhibits on Native American culture, cowboy artifacts, historical displays.
  • Highlights: Insight into the rich history of the American West, interactive exhibits, educational experience.

Billy the Kid Scenic Byway

  • Activities: Scenic drive, historical stops.
  • Highlights: Explore sites related to the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid, picturesque views, historical markers and museums along the route.

Leisure and Relaxation

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino

  • Activities: Golfing, fishing, casino games, fine dining.
  • Highlights: Luxurious setting, stunning mountain views, variety of activities for relaxation and fun.

The Links at Sierra Blanca

  • Activities: Golfing.
  • Highlights: Beautiful 18-hole golf course, challenging yet enjoyable layout, surrounded by scenic beauty.

Unique Local Experiences

Ruidoso Tattoo Expo

  • Activities: Tattoos by renowned artists
  • Highlights: 80 artists, on-site tattooing, temporary tattoos for kids, live music & performances, car show.

Father's Day Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

  • Activities: Horse racing.
  • Highlights: Exciting live horse races, family-friendly environment, special events and promotions.

Grindstone Stables

  • Activities: Horseback riding.
  • Highlights: Guided trail rides, scenic routes through the forest, suitable for all skill levels.

Noisy Water Winery

  • Activities: Wine tasting, shopping.
  • Highlights: Sample local wines, purchase unique gifts, enjoy the charming atmosphere.


Cattle Baron

Cuisine: Steaks, seafood, American.

Highlights: Generous portions, extensive salad bar, hearty meals perfect for a celebratory dinner.

Hall of Flame Burgers

Cuisine: Burgers, casual dining.

Highlights: Famous for its juicy burgers, relaxed atmosphere, great for a laid-back meal.

The Village Buttery

Cuisine: Homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts.

Highlights: Cozy dining experience, delicious homemade food, perfect for a casual Father's Day lunch.

Ruidoso, with its blend of outdoor adventure, cultural richness, and relaxing leisure activities, is the perfect place to celebrate Father's Day. Whether exploring nature, delving into history, or simply enjoying good food and beautiful scenery, you’ll create unforgettable memories with the father figure in your life in this charming mountain town. Reserve your vacation rental HERE