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.