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Lincoln National Forest

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Address: Ruidoso, NM
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Gorgeous!

We drove through the forest from Alamogordo through Cloudcroft. Such a beautiful drive! There are several charming stops along the way including the Big Apple Barn and the city of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We drove through the forest from Alamogordo through Cloudcroft. Such a beautiful drive! There are several charming stops along the way including the Big Apple Barn and the city of Cloudcroft. You also get to drive through a tunnel in the mountains. Worth a detour!

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Long 10 mile drive up to the ski area, and very winding - so make sure you have plenty of time (they are working on the road). A nice view - we only went to the 8 mile marker.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So many beautiful trails to pick from! Be sure and get a map from the Rangers station and pack water and weather gear

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

the best part of this trek to Argentina Peak, we saw a bear! he looked at us, we looked at him, he wandered off into the woods... the trek itself was fine, but the road into the area was full of huge potholes and unpaved...

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is such a beautiful area! We can't wait to return next year! Wildlife was around every corner. Great place to get away and connect with nature.

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Alpine, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Lincoln National Forest is by far one of the most beautiful national forests I have visited. The Sierra Blanca range is awesome, and the Capitan mountains are equally spectacular.

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Dark side of the Moon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a great time here, rented a cabin in Ruidoso NM. Decided to go for a hike and see the scenic views. Very beautiful get away. Had lots of fun.

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Waco, Texas
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is our very favorite place to visit. We love the mountains, forests, campgrounds and well located and very well maintained restrooms.

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Campground host were so nice and helpful. Very clean and just a great spot to camp. We stayed at Apache campground near Cloudcroft. Recommended!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There are many camping places with lots of good amenities. Nearby Ruidoso is a scenic beautiful town. White Sands monument is also a very close.

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Address: Ruidoso, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso

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