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Around Ruidoso Downs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Alamogordo. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southwest of Ruidoso Downs. Alamogordo has a population of 32,100 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Ruidoso. It lies just northwest of Ruidoso Downs and has a population of 8,100 people.

For comparison, Ruidoso Downs has a population of 2,600 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Ruidoso Downs.<2>

  • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Cellars Village
    • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine Cellars Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Cellars Village
  • Alto [Lincoln County]
  • Bent [Otero County]
  • Bonito [Lincoln County]
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    • Bonito [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
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  • Capitan [Lincoln County]
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    • Capitan [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Ruidoso Downs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capitan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capitan<4>
  • Carrizo [Otero County]
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    • Carrizo [Otero County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Ruidoso Downs
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    • Glencoe [Lincoln County]
    • Hollywood [Lincoln County]
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      • Hollywood [Lincoln County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Ruidoso Downs
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    • Hondo [Lincoln County]
    • Lincoln [Lincoln County]
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      • Lincoln [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruidoso Downs
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    • Mescalero [Otero County]
    • Nogal [Lincoln County]
    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso
      • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<4>
    • Sierra Vista [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sierra Vista
      • Sierra Vista [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
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    • Tinnie [Lincoln County]

For more communities neighboring Ruidoso Downs, please visit our County-by-County Page for Ruidoso Downs.

Lincoln County ...

Ruidoso Downs is located in Lincoln County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Chaves, DeBaca, Guadalupe, Otero, Sierra, Socorro & Torrance.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ruidoso Downs ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ruidoso Downs.

Airports Near Ruidoso Downs ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Ruidoso Downs and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Ruidoso Downs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ruidoso Downs ...

Looking for more information about Ruidoso Downs? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Ruidoso Downs. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Ruidoso Downs, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ruidoso Downs.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ruidoso Downs: www.ruidosodowns.us/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ruidoso Downs.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ruidoso Downs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ruidoso Downs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ruidoso DownsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruidoso Downs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3320, Longitude: -105.5960       In this case, the coordinates for Ruidoso Downs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ruidoso Downs), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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