the village of capitan
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Preserving our unique western heritage
Ideally located in the heart of historic Lincoln County New Mexico, Capitan is home to 1,400 friendly residents. A growing residential community and surrounded by cattle ranches, the Village of Capitan, is nestled between the Capitan and Sacramento Mountains at an elevation of 6,530 feet. Enjoy a temperate climate, days filled with beautiful New Mexico sunshine cooled by the brisk mountain breeze. The resort town of Ruidoso, with skiing in the winter, horse racing in the summer, and the Museum of the Horse, is only 21 miles away on State Highway 48. The historic town of Lincoln where the infamous Billy the Kid made his last escape is only 12 miles east on U. S. Highway 380. The thriving Artistic community of Carrizozo is located 20 miles west of Capitan.