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Grindstone Lake

Grindstone Canyon Rd, Ruidoso, NM
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Ruidoso
Type: Bodies of Water
Most recent review
- Sep 18, 2014
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Coto de Caza, Ca
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Recently was advised to take the hiking trail around this lake. While the trails were nice the water level in the lake was so low that you would not know that it was a lake...........more like a small pond. Then I found out that the lake had been drained to repaid a leak in the dam. Do not know the... More

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Velarde, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Well-maintained trails that are also well-marked. Lots of wildflowers in September. Lake was low because of some maintenance, but fishermen were catching catfish and trout.

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San Antonio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place to go hiking; fishing is average or below. I have caught only one trout within the last 3 months since we moved here in June 2014.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Found a great spot! Everyone was catching fish around the lake but our spot was producting the most.

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Georgetown, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our 6th year in Ruidoso. Usually we drive pretty far to hike. Decided to stay near downtown & our hotel this year because it always rains by the time we get to the trails. Perfect intermediate trails of varied length. Lots of shade too. Saw an elk on the trail=bonus!

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Anthony, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There's a mountain bike trail that starts at the top parking lot. I did the main 7 mile loop and loved it. It was a good trail and the scenery was great. Saw deer and elk tracks, and there were many great view of the lake. While I rode, my wife, her friend, and our 5 yr old son messed... More

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Grindstone Lake is a beautiful lake. You can go fishing and canoeing. It's great just to sit on the banks and look at the beautiful surroundings. We live in a beautiful place. Ruidoso is an oasis in the desert with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. You just have to see it for yourself!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Grindstone reservoir is a water supply for the Village of Ruidoso. It is stocked with Rainbow trout. Some say the fishing is pretty good! The Village of Ruidoso and the US Forest Service have teamed together and built a system of trails for bikers, hikers, and horse riders. The ecoservants have done a spectacular job of creating trails that will... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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165 reviews 165 reviews
32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Fair fishing, couple of picnic tables, water is low this year. Easy road access and a great place for a nice walk in the woods.

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dallas/fort worth, tx
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123 reviews 123 reviews
42 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We enjoyed our hike here. Not a difficult hike and a very pleasant scenic one. Several Geocaches in the area which we enjoyed. Portable toilets were amazingly clean and fresh. Parking was right at trail head. We were the only ones on trail and a handful of people were below fishing. A very nice afternoon.

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