Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Ruidoso, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Ruidoso, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ruidoso, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States of America by month

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January

January in Ruidoso is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows sometimes.

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February

February in Ruidoso can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March for Ruidoso is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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April

April in Ruidoso is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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May

Traveling to Ruidoso in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Ruidoso in June, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

If you vacation in Ruidoso during July, you might find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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August

August in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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September

September in Ruidoso is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Ruidoso is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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November

If you are traveling to Ruidoso in November, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

December in Ruidoso can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Ruidoso.

If you visit the Hubbard Museum of the American West, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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