Our week in Ruidoso. After four days on the road we took the first day here pretty easy. Ruidoso is a very pretty town at about 6,900 ft. (Banff is only 4,600 ft.). However the terrain is not as rugged. In fact you can drive up to about 11,000 ft. Plenty of history here. Billy the Kid once roamed these hills. Lodges inhabited by ghosts, tiny zoos and a wonderful White Sands National Monument all make this an area worth visiting. In our case, twice!