Ruidoso is a village located in Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 7,698.
Ruidoso lies in the rugged Sacramento Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. Ruidoso is a rapidly growing resort community, due to the region's alpine scenery, and nearby ski slopes. Ruidoso Downs racetrack and an Apache Indian owned casino are also within the area.
The village received its name from the Rio Ruidoso (Spanish for "Noisy River"), a small stream in the vicinity.
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