Ruidoso is located at 33°19'53" North, 105°40'20" West (33.331389, -105.672500).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 14.38 mi2 (37.24 km2). 14.29 mi2 (37.01 km2) of it is land and 0.09 mi2 (0.23 km2) of it is covered by water. The total area is 0.62% water.
Ruidoso is located in the Mountain Standard Time (MST) timezone, GMT-07:00. It observes Daylight Saving Time (DST).