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Lincoln National Forest

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Address: Ruidoso, NM
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This vast 1.1 million-acre forest region is comprised of separate...

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.

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Beautiful country. Lovely drive. Hope to come back in summer time and do some serious hiking. The park was pretty but I wish we had more time to explore.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Round Rock, Texas
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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful country. Lovely drive. Hope to come back in summer time and do some serious hiking. The park was pretty but I wish we had more time to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great experience visiting everything was easy access and able to get around with no trouble. Everything was in driving distance and easy to navigate.

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Able to drive through a good part of the Lincoln National Forest. Amazing scenery and some snow at the higher elevations.

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Lincoln National Forest is a great place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. Plenty of trails are available for hiking. The forest is not as large as other forest but offers those serene areas to let you relax and enjoy nature. Wildlife sighting are not unusual.

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2 Thank sherryandgarryh
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Really enjoyed the scenery at this magnificent mountain area. Hiking trails are well defined and provide an opportunity to take great pictures. If you enjoy the outdoors this is a must-see area.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We hiked several trails over the course of a week, taking in the scenery, breathing in the fresh air, and looking for geocaches. There's very little to complain about - being in nature is a very contemplative thing - and we enjoyed it immensely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great for serenity & solitude. Have hiked and biked Rim Trail. Watch for snow in fall. This trip we hiked 113/5008. Had the forest to ourselves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This forest is very large. Stop by the forest station in Ruidoso to pick up a map of hiking, biking and horse riding trails. They also have a nice exhibit of local birds for you to see as well as books and t-shirts for kids on smokey the bear. Next to the station in town is a park with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Arriving in Ruidoso October 8, we have hiked three different trails in Lincoln National Forest and thoroughly enjoyed them. The weather has been wonderful, warm and sunny with cool nights. We have watched the trees go from green to yellow, orange, brown and red. Now it is raining leaves when the wind blows....so nice. Plus we witnessed the Super moon... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is such a serene place with many rivers to enjoy. You can go camping and experience the deer coming into your camp as if to greet you. It is such a beautiful and colorful place. You can truly become one with nature. You can go fishing at many of its lakes and enjoy a fresh fish fry dinner. Tell... More 

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