7 days in Alamogordo, Socorro & Ruidoso Itinerary

7 days in Alamogordo, Socorro & Ruidoso Itinerary

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Alamogordo
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Socorro
— 2 nights
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Ruidoso
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Alamogordo — 2 nights

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the ancient world of Three Rivers Petroglyph Site and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alameda Park Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at White Sands Missle Range Museum and then pause for some photo ops at White Sands National Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alamogordo travel route tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Alamogordo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Socorro.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Socorro — 2 nights

Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old San Miguel Mission, then take in the exciting artwork at Vertu Fine Art Gallery, and then see the sky in a new way at National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): cruise along Quebradas Backcountry Byway and then stroll through Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Socorro trip planner.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Socorro in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Socorro are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Ruidoso.
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Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
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Ruidoso — 2 nights

Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Your day by day itinerary now includes Noisy Water Winery, Grindstone Lake Trail and Grindstone Lake. Explore Ruidoso's surroundings by going to Alamogordo (New Mexico Museum of Space History, Heart of the Desert, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Lincoln National Forest, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and try to win big at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ruidoso travel route planner.

You can drive from Socorro to Ruidoso in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Socorro in July, with highs in Ruidoso at 80°F and lows at 58°F.
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Parks · Wineries · Casinos · Fun & Games
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