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Lincoln National Forest

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Address: Ruidoso, NM
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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RUIDOSO NEW MEX.

I live there,,,,any questions? the village of RUIDOSO is at 7,000ft SIERRA BLANCA is 12,000ft, there are many out door opportunity in the area. Lots of history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I live there,,,,any questions? the village of RUIDOSO is at 7,000ft SIERRA BLANCA is 12,000ft, there are many out door opportunity in the area. Lots of history.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

During any holiday Ruidoso is packed with tourists. So book your hotel or cabin early. Staying off the main street is best as there is a lot of road noise in most places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our trip was in late February 2015, when the weather was still chilly. We hit the park around noon, and were amazed and confused by the pale trees in the fog: What kind of trees are they? How come they are all white? We came out of the car and checked it out. It turned out that the trees were... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This trip to Lincoln National Forest we went in from close to Carrizozo, off Highway 54 and past the old RR town of Ancho. This part of the National Forest is high desert and extremely dry. Quite different than up in the trees at Ruidoso or Cloudcroft.

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Liberty Hill Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We hike in Ruidoso quite often and spend time in the national forest. The mountains, streams and views make it a great place to spend time while there.

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El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It is very beautiful, very appealing. I fell in love with the environment. Its a must see, you can see far away... very nice

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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have made many trips to the Lincoln National Forest, which was always a beautiful forest of tall pine, fir and spruce trees. In 2013, a big forest fire (caused by lightening) burned a huge amount of forest north and west of Ruidoso. It changed how the mountains and terrain looks in the area. It still has its own beauty,... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great walking opportunities . The camping is pretty good too. Also a good bet for a quiet picnic. Definitely worth a look.

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Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We entered the forest from The Bottlehouse Cabins. We got to see a bit of the old silver mine. Very cool. Fun Park

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Austin, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Beautiful and clean. Well maintained and good signage along the route. Can't wait to go back and explore more.

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