Alto is an suburb in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States. It is located in the Lincoln National Forest, five miles north of the suburb of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Alto is located at 7,300 feet. Alto received its name from the Spanish word “high” because of its elevation.

Alto Lakes is a planned, residential and recreational community covering 1689+ acres along two mountain ridges in Alto. Alto Lakes was conceived and developed by Don Blaugrund beginning in 1967.

Sierra Blanca Regional Airport, located about 7 miles (11 km) west of Alto.


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