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The Inn of the Mountain Gods is a luxury resort with casino gaming, world-class golf course, fine dining and a host of other activities. The inn is located on the Mescalero Apache Reservation.Take U.S. Highway 70 south of Ruidoso and watch for the turn-off..

Ski Apache offers New Mexico's largest lift capacity, more than 54 trails and some of the best warm-weather skiing in the country. It is located on the north ridge of spectacular Sierra Blanca Peak, and is open from Thanksgiving through Easter. Take U.S. Highway 48 north from Ruidoso and turn left on Ski Run Road.

Bonito Lake is a beautiful man-made lake, well stocked during fishing season and surrounded by hiking trails and camping areas. Take NM Hwy. 48 north from Ruidoso. Turn left on NM Hwy. 37, go 1-1/2 miles to a "Y" in the road and take the left leg to Bonito Dam and the lake.

Nogal is an early New Mexico mining town, now home to a growing Art community. Atop the hill, just north of town, is one of the most spectacular views in this part of the state. Take NM Hwy. 48 north from Ruidoso, then follow Hwy. 37 to Nogal.
Carrizozo is the seat of Lincoln County. It was established in 1898 by the El Paso and Northeastern Railway as a supply center. West of town, the Valley of Fires State Park is a 1,000 year old lava flow, well worth the visit. South of Carrizozo on NM Hwy. 54 is the Three Rivers Petroglyph National Recreation Site. To reach Carrizozo, continue through Nogal on Hwy 37, then west on Hwy. 380.

White Oaks, in the 1880s and 90s, became one of the "belles" of the territory. Driven by gold mining, at its peak, it boasted 4,000 residents, four newspapers, two hotels, three churches, a planing mill, a bank and assorted saloons and gambling houses. Today local residents are restoring old buildings and promoting tourist trade. Take U.S. Hwy. 25 three miles north of Carrizozo, then east nine miles on NM Hwy. 349.

Ancho is home to the My House of Old Things museum, located in the town's former railroad depot. Go north on U.S. Hwy. 25 from Carrizozo and take the Ancho turnoff east.

Corona, the northern most community in Lincoln County, is a ranch and rail town surrounded by great sheep and cattle ranches.
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