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Travel Blogs from Ruidoso Downs
Hubbard in a great stop. Has lots of old west items to look at. some great Indian artifacts.
If you are in the area it is a great stop.
Location of camp grounds and weather made today and early stop.
Temp has dropped from the high 90's to the 70', Sat 21 June, AM, running heater it is 54 out side.
... Mogollon (hor-NAH-da muggy-OWN) rock art. The number and concentration of petroglyphs make this one of the largest and most interesting rock art sites in the Southwest. The rock art was made between 400 AD and 1200 AD with stone tools by removing the dark patina on the exterior of the rocks. It was fun to look at one and try to imagine what the artist had in mind while making it. Some were very easy to decipher and others are still a ...
In Hondo, near Ruidoso, there is an Iris Farm and we were able to see the acres of various types of flowers still viable in early June along with Hummingbird feeders.
Also in Hondo was a unique Jewelry Factory where earrings, bracelets, etc are made by pouring pewter into hand-made rubber molds. ...
We left Artesia at 55 degrees expecting to get into cooler temps as we gained elevation to Cloudcroft. As we climbed the 9000ft above sea level, we entered into the Lincoln National Forest. This is when the road to nowhere turned into somewhere. The roads were curvy with beautiful trees, mountains and patches of snow. A bikers dream. We got into town with temps in ...
... Kid Scenic Byway north through Lincoln, where Billy the Kid lived, was tried, and hanged during the Range Wars. Lincoln probably looks like it did during the 1880's. Not much of a place, but from there through Capitan and Carrizozo, there were some obviously prosperous ranches. Beautiful valleys and rolling hills. Some cattle, some horses. We stopped for lunch at Smokey Bear Restaurant in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed