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San Patricio is a very small community in Lincoln County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is located on the Rio Ruidoso and U.S. Highway 70, between the communities of Hondo and Glencoe. It is just east of the Lincoln National Forest. The community is home to a Benedictine spirituality center recently purchased by the Diocese of Las CrucesLincoln National Forest], San Patricio Retreat Center. It is also home to the Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, owned by artist Michael Hurd. The gallery displays original works of art by the Wyeth and Hurd families and there are guest houses on the ranch.HistoryOriginally named Ruidoso for the river in about 1870, the town was renamed when a Catholic church was built around 1875 and named La Iglesia de San Patricio. Similar churches of this type are found throughout the Hondo Valley. The village was also part of the Lincoln County War.GeographyLocation of San Patricio is .The Elevation is 5436 feet .Major highways U.S. Route 70San Patricio is in New Mexico (NM). Make your own San Patricio vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our United States travel route planner.
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