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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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Beautiful Scenery

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Lorie R
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Caracas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's a great park with a lot of space to hike and some space to camp, and the location it's really near town.

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Very different from a Texan park, however, clean, private, and amazing with snow. If you drive all the way to the back is fantastic, no place to seat but super worth it.

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Laredo, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Beautiful Drive, Easy drive for it being in the mountains. Having spent some years in Colorado, I appreciated the mountains without the crowds.

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El Paso, Texas
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448 reviews 448 reviews
91 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My wife & I determined to "get out of town", away from the hot lower altitude of El PasoTX-USA, into the cooler, higher altitude of the Lincoln National Forest, where the burn ban had been lifted. We initially started investigating organized sites close to Sierra Blanca, but it had started to drizzle. That could make for difficulty starting a fire... More 

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Bertram, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The mountains are beautiful and there was snow on the tops we were able to drive up and walk in the snow and saw animal footprints including a mountain lion

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