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The Best Backpacking in Ruidoso

Looking for the best backpacking in Ruidoso? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Ruidoso. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Ruidoso

  • Nogal, New Mexico

    Nogal Peak Loop via Skull Springs Trail #41

    10.06 mi / 2844 ft gain
    Nogal Peak Loop via Skull Springs Trail #41 is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Alto, New Mexico.
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  • Nogal, New Mexico

    Turkey Canyon, Crest 25, Aspen 35, and Big Bonito 36 Loop

    14.83 mi / 2933 ft gain
    Turkey Canyon, Crest 25, Aspen 35, and Big Bonito 36 Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Alto, New Mexico.
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  • Nogal, New Mexico

    Bonito Creek Loop Trail

    9.72 mi / 2182 ft gain
    Bonito Creek Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Alto, New Mexico.
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  • Carrizozo, New Mexico

    Three Rivers Trail

    11.03 mi / 3445 ft gain
    Three Rivers Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Carrizozo, New Mexico.
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  • Cloudcroft, New Mexico

    Stark Peak and Alamo Peak

    9.23 mi / 2635 ft gain
    Stark Peak and Alamo Peak is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
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  • Cloudcroft, New Mexico

    Camp at Bluff Springs

    5.0
    0 mi / 100 ft gain
    A mile up in elevation and only a few miles into Lincoln National Forest from Alamogordo, take off on the scenic Sunspot Highway that leads to the solar observation center before a short detour off a dirt road that arrives at Bluff Springs Waterfall (camping is free on all dirt roads). There you'...
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  • Cloudcroft, New Mexico

    Schofield Canyon Loop Trail

    5.79 mi / 1165 ft gain
    Schofield Canyon Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
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  • Alamogordo, New Mexico

    Dog Canyon Trail 106

    9.54 mi / 3346 ft gain
    Dog Canyon Trail 106 is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
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