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Things to Do Near Alto, New Mexico

If you’re curious about things to do near Alto, New Mexico, look no further than Inn of the Mountain Gods. We’re less than 12.5 miles south of Alto on the beautiful Mescalero Apache reservation.

In addition to our premier casino gaming, our amenities include exciting outdoor activities, a Top 50-rated golf course, live entertainment, dining and cocktail lounges, and a relaxing full-service spa.

For something fun to do near Alto, New Mexico, try any or all of these activities available at Inn of the Mountain Gods.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino

The Casino at Inn of the Mountain Gods.

Our premier gaming casino in New Mexico features blackjack tables, a poker room, a slot machine cocktail lounge, and The Sportsbook for betting on your favorite teams. Inn of the Mountain Gods casino provides plenty of perks as well. Check out our latest promotions for specials, rewards, casino coupons, and more.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Championship Golf Course

Inn of the Mountain Gods New Mexico golf course.

Situated among tall pine trees under the majestic Sierra Blanca Peak is Inn of the Mountain God’s impressive championship New Mexico golf course. Designed by Ted Robinson, this New Mexico Golf course features an island fairway as well as fast-breaking greens that are beautiful to behold and a challenge to play. Experience New Mexico golf at its finest on one of the most spectacular golf courses in the country.

Topgolf Swing Suite

Topgolf swing suite at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in New Mexico.

If you want all the fun of a golf experience without the commitment to a full 18-hole round, visit southern New Mexico’s first Topgolf Swing Suite at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Located on the second floor of the resort, the Topgolf Swing Suite features two simulator bays loaded with multi-sport games including golf, hockey, and dodgeball as well as food and beverage service.

The Spa at the Inn of the Mountain Gods

Hot tub at The Spa at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in New Mexico.

Unwind and relax amid the natural beauty and serenity of Mescalero’s alpine haven at The Spa at the Inn. One of the top things to do near Alto, NM, The Spa features luxe facial and massage treatments as well as monthly spa packages.

Apache Eagle Ziprider Zip Line

Inn of the Mountain Gods Apache Eagle Ziprider in New Mexico.

Take in the breathtaking views of Inn of the Mountain Gods as you soar over the crystal waters of Lake Mescalero. The Apache Eagle Ziprider features parallel cables so riders can enjoy gliding side by side during this 1–2 minute high-speed thrill ride. Reservations are necessary. Call  575-464-7957 for booking and information.

Fishing in Lake Mescalero

Fishing at Lake Mescalero at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in New Mexico.

Stocked with nearly 20,000 trout annually, beautiful Lake Mescalero provides a unique, dawn-til-dusk experience for anglers. Fishing the lake from the banks of the Inn of the Mountain Gods is open year-round to everyone. Fishing permits, bait, and tackle are available for purchase at the Inn, and we offer fishing rods for rent. If a day of New Mexico trout fishing is on your list of things to do near Alto, visit us at the Inn to try your luck on Lake Mescalero.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in New Mexico.

Take in New Mexico’s abundant sunshine and verdant hills during an unforgettable horseback ride. Available daily, our horseback rides start at 9am, and the last one leaves at 3pm. Make your reservations or get more information from the Mountain Gods Stables at 575-464-7424 or the Hunt Lodge at 575-464-7448.

Paddling on Lake Mescalero

Kids kayaking on a lake.

Go boating on Lake Mescalero for an enjoyable experience near Alto, New Mexico. We offer row boats, motor boats, kayaks, pedal boats, and SUPs for rent by the half hour. The boat docks are open Friday through Sunday from 10:00am to 4pm, and you’ll need to call 575-464-7957 to reserve your time and boat.

Family, Couple, and Individual Bike Rentals

Couple bike riding at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in New Mexico.

Pedal along the serene shores of Lake Mescalero and explore the glorious scenery around the Inn of the Mountain Gods. Bikes are available for rent by the hour at the Boat Dock. We offer single bikes, tandem bikes, and bikes for kids. Call 575-464-7957 to reserve your bikes and riding time.

The Best Restaurants and Bars Near Alto, NM

Broken Arrow Tap House dish with beer.

Inn of the Mountain Gods features a slate of satisfying drinking and dining options. You can go from a rowdy sports bar to a sophisticated steakhouse in the same afternoon. Our tap house and lounge offer thirst-slaking brews and delicious cocktails to sip as you enjoy the gorgeous views. If you and your party can’t agree on where to go, never fear: Our Market at the Mountain has something for everyone, including a kids’ arcade to entertain the little ones.

Live Entertainment at Inn of the Mountain Gods

Crowd cheering at a concert at Inn of the Mountain Gods.

For locals and visitors looking for the best shows, music, and family entertainment near Alto, New Mexico, the Inn of the Mountain Gods is the place to be for concerts and other live events. Adults 21 and over will find dancing, comedy, and drink specials at Club 49, the Inn’s hot nightclub. Club 49 hosts the best DJs in New Mexico and a regular Thursday night open mic karaoke. See our full list of New Mexico concerts.

Stay Near Alto, New Mexico at Inn of the Mountain Gods

Presidential Suite bedroom at Inn of the Mountain Gods.

Let your travel to Alto, New Mexico take you to a comfortable room or suite at Inn of the Mountain Gods hotel. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, and you’ll find pillow-top beds to curl into for a generous night’s sleep after an exciting day at the casino or exploring the property’s amenities. Our Luxury and Superior rooms offer extra space and private balconies.

If you want the feeling of a home-away-from-home, book our Royal or Deluxe suites to enjoy multiple rooms and a spacious floor plan. For our most luxurious accommodations, book your stay in our Presidential Suite for ample room, a wet bar, and two private balconies.

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