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Lincoln National Forest

Ruidoso, NM
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What a beautiful drive

We took the Scenic Route thru Lincoln National Forrest to CloudCroft for a day trip. The beauty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Our backyard....

We back right up against the Lincoln National Forest. Abundant trees. Lots of oak, pinyon pine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Mexico
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This vast 1.1 million-acre forest region is comprised of separate recreational sections including Ruidoso Valley, Cloudcroft and Carlsbad, which are all located throughout the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Ruidoso, NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the Scenic Route thru Lincoln National Forrest to CloudCroft for a day trip. The beauty and breath taking This a Must Do! You will love this Forrest Spectacular!

Thank Mallen1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We back right up against the Lincoln National Forest. Abundant trees. Lots of oak, pinyon pine, alligator juniper, douglas fir, and ponderosa pine. Wildlife is abundant because of that. Lots of humming birds, especially black chins, broad tails, rufous, and some magnificents. Ravens. Lots of...More

2  Thank HornDozer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the forest here. Wish I could just mo e here and stay. Many places to hike and enjoy being outside.

Thank Brad D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the Little Benito and Argentina Trails. Awesome views and well marked trails. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip through this area. There were many beautiful views. I would definitely recommend.

Thank dhns2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If in the Ruidoso area take a morning to enjoy a road trip to CloudCroft via NM 244. It is a very good road that crosses a pas at about 8990 feet. Roll down the windows and enjoy the sweet smell of mountain pine.

Thank Howard Bud D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We drove through Lincoln Nat'l Forest in our truck (we're not hikers) but we were scouting out "boondocking" sites to camp out in our little Casita travel trailer. We saw lots of beautiful, level campsites with fire rings, tall shade trees, beside a running stream....More

Thank imslow
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hiking trails and scenery. Quietly peaceful. My favorite walks are always walking near rivers and lakes with my dog. She loves getting in the water.

1  Thank Cinthya G
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Beautiful landscapes and forest make this a place to visit to enjoy nature. Views from Sierra Blanca are unmatched and superb!!

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Took the road thru the Lincoln National Forest and was amazed by the scenery. Beautiful views through the drive.

Thank Diana A
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Misti M
2 August 2017|
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Response from Diana A | Reviewed this property |
My friend took us to Grindstone Lake and it was very pretty. A nice hike around the lake. The hike did not seem far but we did walk a while and got a good work out. Take the children I am sure they would like it.
Yara D
4 July 2017|
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Response from don4bsgypsy | Reviewed this property |
If you like to gamble, there is a large casino. The scenery in and around Ruidoso is spectacular. The small town of Cloudcroft is 30 miles away and should not be missed. There is great craft beer at one of the bar 'n... More
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11 June 2017|
Response from beckybh1950 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Cloudcroft, NM or Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce website. Usually there is a listing of activities in our area like the Cherry Festival this next weekend in High Rolls. You can also pick fresh cherries in area... More