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Carson National Forest

Address: NM
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Ranked #296 of 760 Attractions in New Mexico
Type: Forests, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Favorite among campers and four wheel drive vehicles.
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Type: Forests, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Favorite among campers and four wheel drive vehicles.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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435 reviews 435 reviews
245 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It was a cold, windy November day when we motored from Santa Fe to Taos by way of the High Road, visiting El Santuario de Chimayo and Carson National Forest along the way. The drive through Carson National Forest was pleasurable, though not awe-inspiring in the way of the Colorado Rockies or Tetons. I regret that the weather and our... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lesser known but great car day trip goes out route 64 from Taos through Carson NF, then up 84 to Chama, up and over 17 through Colorado with white mountaintops and hills, then back in high desert on 285 and 64. About 16 or 18 miles into Carson there's a ridge hiking area with large parking lot recommended by the... More 

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Rhode Island
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227 reviews 227 reviews
171 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Enjoyed this area in the Fall and this is nature at its best..... We made many stops along the way to photograph the breathtaking scenery. There are many opportunities for hiking and we saw some folks out horse back riding ( I was kinda jealous) - just one of our nations beautiful spots......

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

What a beautiful place, hiking, fishing and just loving the outdoors. The views around every curve are spectacular. Trails are marked and driving along the highways is easy with places to stop every so often. I have never been anywhere with such beauty.

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Oak Park, IL
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294 reviews 294 reviews
47 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful hike in what I believe is called the "Santa Barbara" area of the Carson National Forest. Once past the scenic campground, we hiked for over an hour each way on a good trail near a beautiful river, stopping at a very large boulder near a (fairly new) walking bridge to have a picnic lunch. Just beautiful!

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Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

When taking the high road from Chimayo NM to Taos we drove through Carson National Forest. I'm a big fan of snow since we never see any in Texas so I was thrilled when the mountains were covered with it. Every twist and turn the road took left us in awe. If your a big nature lover this is the... More 

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