Travel Update

Health and Safety Guidelines for safe and responsible travel in New Mexico

Learn More

The Wild West lore of gunfights, horses, outlaws, Buffalo Soldiers, and Smokey Bear comes to life along the Billy the Kid Byway, where legends play against a spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, rolling rivers, orchards, and ranchlands. 

From Lincoln, the heart of the Byway and one of the best-preserved Old West towns in the country, to the bustling ski-town ruckus of Ruidoso and the rich history at Ft. Stanton, the byway offers a view of the legendary West, both past and present.