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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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It's not Colorado - but it feels like it might be!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Fort Worth, Texas

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Jane C
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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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Rancho Viejo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

These were very nice cabins that were not real cabins but connected together like a hotel but everyone was so nice and the price and location were great and so were the owners. They gave us an upgrade and no rate change. Excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This area is just beautiful. We took our jeep and drove some of the trails. You can also enjoy the area by hiking or with an off the road vehicle. I highly recommend checking the area out!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have been to Ruidoso,NM many times over the years and ended up buying a cabin 6 years ago. I have always wanted to take a drive up to Monjeau Lookout which is only 20 minute drive from my place. I wish I would have drove up there before the Little Bear fire a few years ago. It must have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

From Cloudcroft to Ruidoso through the Lincoln Forest is a wonderful and relaxing drive. Great trees and wildlife. Really pretty

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Santa Teresa, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Beautiful scenery and fresh air. Great getaway with hiking trails and nature viewing. Always a great place to get away from it all

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