4 days in Fort Stanton & Ruidoso Itinerary

4 days in Fort Stanton & Ruidoso Itinerary

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4 days in Fort Stanton & Ruidoso Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Fort Stanton
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dallas

Fort Stanton

Fort Stanton ©
Fort Stanton was a U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Lincoln State Monument and then learn about all things military at Fort Stanton Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Stanton vacation builder.

Dallas to Fort Stanton is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in November, with highs in Fort Stanton at 55°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Fort Stanton


Side Trip

Lincoln State Monument
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Fort Stanton Museum ©
Fort Stanton Museum


Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ruidoso: Alamogordo (White Sands Missle Range Museum, White Sands National Monument, & more). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, learn about winemaking at Noisy Water Winery, and find something for the whole family at Pillow's Funtrackers.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruidoso sightseeing planner.

Ruidoso is just a stone's throw from Fort Stanton. In November, daytime highs in Ruidoso are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Theme Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Alamogordo, White Sands National Monument
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New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
New Mexico Museum of Space History
White Sands Missle Range Museum ©
White Sands Missle Range Museum
Pillow's Funtrackers ©
Pillow's Funtrackers