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“Great Day In the Forest” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lincoln National Forest

Lincoln National Forest
Ruidoso, NM
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Ruidoso
Type: Forests
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: 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.
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Day In the Forest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love Lincoln National Forest. It's a great place to hike and get alone with your thoughts and say "Thank You" for the forest. It is a privilege to live in the mountains and enjoy Lincoln National Forest. There are also places to camp and ride horses. Plus, you can have a picnic for the day. An enjoyable time for families and friends.

Visited March 2014
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El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A bowl of fresh air”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you want to get away from the desert and its suffocating air, go for a hike into this forest ! Fresh air of the mountain, see wildlife, trees. Purely refreshing.

Visited June 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A wonderful back to Nature area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This National forest is well maintained and just a wonderful place to visit. It is a visitor friendly enviroment.

Visited September 2013
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Medford, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“So much to see!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It's home to Smokey Bear, and an awesome lookout tower at 9600 feet (it's called Monjeau). That's the west side, the east is more desert like but has some gems too.

Visited May 2014
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San Antonio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“pretty but ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were only there two days so I know we didn't find everything. Half of the roads we traveled through the Forrest were fairly well kept gravel roads. We go to RMNP/Roosevelt Forrest quite often and most everything is interstate smooth, paved roads. We had no problems in Lincoln but if it were rainy it might cause trouble for some. None of the stream had water from low snowfall this year.

Visited May 2014
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