105 La Rinconada, San Patricio, New Mexico
34 Min. from Ruidoso, NM & 1 Hour from Roswell, NM


Our feature on NM True Television

Plan Your Visit

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

The Hurd La Rinconada Gallery sits on a knoll overlooking the Rio Ruidoso and faces north where the greenish copper patina of the roof is visible to approaching visitors. The two story gallery building is built in a “U” shape that collects sunshine in the winter and offers shelter from the spring winds. It is located on the southeast corner of the emerald polo field which gave rise to  “la Rinconada”, a Spanish word referring to that corner, and the many corners of the building.

Designed with two wings flanking a center pavilion showroom, the gallery features the 12/12 pitched roof style drawn from the early adobe structures in nearby Lincoln and Fort Stanton, where the Virginia origins of Civil War architecture are seen. The gallery is built with exposed, stabilized adobe which fits in with the traditional style. Designed by Michael Hurd, construction of the gallery began in 1985. By the end of 1986, the gallery opened to the public, showcasing the many works of the Hurd family.

Stay in the Gallery Wing >>

Located in the scenic river valley, San Patricio is a historic settlement intertwined with the local lore and history of Lincoln County, New Mexico.

We are on the Billy the Kid Byway Loop. Be sure to stop on your way to or from visiting Lincoln, Capitan, or Ruidoso. There are many seasonal events and attractions in the area, including Ski Apache, Ruidoso Downs Race Track, and the Lincoln County National Forest. See local events & attractions at >>



If you are coming in from Ruidoso (west):

  • You will know you are getting close when you see a digital speed limit sign

  • You will have a protected turn lane on the right

  • Turn right at MM 281. (Peter Hurd Loop)

  • Continue on the frontage road past the Post Office and St. Jude’s Church.

  • Turn right on St. Jude’s Rd

  • Turn left at the Stop sign

  • Turn right on La Mancha Rd

  • Continue on the gravel road

The Gallery will be on the right

If you are coming in from Roswell (east):

  • You will know you are getting close when you see a digital speed limit sign on your right. You will want to get into the left-hand lane.

  • You will also see signs that read “San Patricio,” “Historical Marker” and “Peter Hurd Loop” and “Hurd Museum.” Move into the protected center turning lane.

  • When you see the blue sign that reads “Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery” you will turn left (south) and then proceed west on the frontage road

  • Turn left at St. Jude’s Road

  • Turn left at the Stop sign

  • Make the next right (La Mancha Rd.)

  • Continue on the gravel road

The Gallery will be on the right.