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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.
In Ruidoso, we traveled with Judie and Terrell (friends from Second B who have a cabin there) to the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The site
is actually just off the highway between Carrizozo and Tularosa – if we could have driven over the top of Sierra Blanca (the ski mountain at Ruidoso), we could have been there in very little time. This petroglyph area has over 21,000 examples ...
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
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed