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

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

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is our home away from home place ........Great things to do in this area , Lots of History in this part of the world

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Blanchard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

While in area the drive up to lookout tower allows you to see entire area from over 9000 ft elevation. Narrow gravel road but worth the time and effort.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We live in El Paso, so we love to come here during the summer to get away from the heat. We also love coming during the winter to see a true winter. There is not a lot of water running through here, which is a pity, just a few small river, creeks, mediocre lakes. The largest bodies of water are... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

For a late middle age desk jockey, spouse and teenager, this was a nice (although long) hike! I thought I couldn't do it, but made it and it was well worth it! There are cliffs, several stream crossings, and wear good ankle-supporting hiking boots as there are some ups/downs/rocks etc. Take several water bottles per person, and a camera! I... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Love this area in the summer! Wether is always great,be ready for the afternoon shower. Staying outside of town is always my preference.

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Anthony, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Took a drive up to bonito lake nice drive went past the lake and took the loop to Nogal canyon it was a nice drive enjoyed the time/ weekend with the family... It was a great drive and enjoyed taking some family pictures off the hood of the truck...

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Trail maps are a bit hard to interpret but so many of the trails loop together. Stop by the ranger station when they're open for the best possible advice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Beautiful place to visit and cool during the summer. We have returned many times and will visit again this year

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

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