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“A bowl of fresh air”

Lincoln National Forest
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
France
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A bowl of fresh air”
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
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A wonderful back to Nature area.”
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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1 Thank Rich6666
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Medford, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“So much to see!”
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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3 Thank hikingsierra
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San Antonio
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“pretty but ...”
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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1 Thank 5150leroy
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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful Ruidoso”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Wonderful weather, sunny and cool. Great for the skiers and shoppers. Lots of deer and other wildlife.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Marlene M
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