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Alto is an unincorporated area of Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States. It is located at an elevation of in the Lincoln National Forest, 5mi north of the village of Ruidoso. Alto received its name from the Spanish word "high" because of its elevation.Alto Lakes (elevation 7,550 feet) is a planned, residential and recreational community covering 1689+ acres along two mountain ridges in Alto. Alto Lakes was conceived and developed by Don Blaugrund beginning in 1967. The heart of the community is the Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club which includes two private 18-hole golf courses, dining, swimming and tennis facilities. Membership in the Club is included with ownership of a home, town home, or lot within the community. The residential area of the community includes 1,150+ homes, 83 town homes, and approximately 1,000 vacant lots. Alto Lakes is governed by the Alto Lakes Water & Sanitation District and by the Alto Lakes Special Zoning District as well as community covenants.TransportationAirports Sierra Blanca Regional Airport, located about 7mi west of Alto.Major highways NM 48Alto is in New Mexico. Whether you only want to go to Alto, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly United States day trip planner.
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