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Alto Lake

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Alto Lake is a scenic high alpine lake located in Ruidoso, NM with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. The lake is known for fishing, particularly bass, catfish and trout.

Non-motorized boats are permitted at Alto Lake with a permit issued by Ruidoso Parks and Rec.

The lake is encircled by a scenic. crushed rock trail (approximately 0.5 miles) with picnic tables and benches situated along the shoreline. Non-motorized bikes and dogs on leashes are permitted. Below the lake, Eagle Creek trail offers an additional 1.5 miles of hiking through wild apple trees and finally making its way to a beautiful small waterfall before making its way back to the trail head.

Parking and restrooms are available.

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