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Lincoln National Forest

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Ruidoso, NM
+1 575-434-7200
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My wife and I were there for the rally in may we went for a long ride through the Forrest... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Felipe V
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Carlsbad
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A nice family outing

We hiked down to the beautiful steam. It is quite the adventure and prepare to be sore the next... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Christine E
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Ruidoso, NM
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were there for the rally in may we went for a long ride through the Forrest enjoying all the beauty nature has to offer will be back in September for golden aspen rally can't wait

Thank Felipe V
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We hiked down to the beautiful steam. It is quite the adventure and prepare to be sore the next day. The kids enjoyed a more physical activity and the memories made.

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I spent the last week driving around and visiting various places in this forest area and it is very accessible and seems to be visitor friendly. This is a beautiful place and I have been up and down the Rockies.

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Our drive through the Lincoln National Forest to the town of Lincoln and adjoining towns was enjoyable.

1  Thank marionkay
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Surrounding the town of Ruidoso, this of the best national forests in New Mexico. The town offers several park access spots, and the hiking in the forest is very beautiful providing excellent high desert fauna and majestic ponderosa pines, as well as rock hunting!

Thank Dennis L
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We hiked and bird-watched. There is a great deal of diversity on the forest, well worth multiple visits.

1  Thank dot340
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is one of the most beautiful places in New Mexico. Especially to be so far South. Cool refreshing change to the dry desert areas all around.

1  Thank Darrell C
Reviewed 5 May 2016

we cruised the back roads we went to cloudcroft and stopped at silver lake it snowed so we didnt stay wanted to fish as well but mother earth had different plans so we continued on dreaming of one day owning a peace of the land

1  Thank tomacena
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I have been going to Ruidoso for over 20 years. It is a great break from the heat of Texas during the summer. The National Park has gone through a lot of changes through the years with the pine beetle outbreak. There are still some...More

2  Thank Shannon N
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Monjeau Peak offers the most beautiful view of the Monjeau Peak offers the most beautiful sight of Whte Mountain Wilderness in the area. white Mountain

3  Thank Vicky P
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mommy12107
18 October 2017|
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Response from Cinthya G | Reviewed this property |
It is in the Lincoln National Forest but, Ski Apache is a Mescalero-Apache owned resort. If Ruidoso has a good winter with snow, the mountain offers skiing. I'm sure they offer kiddy slopes.
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Misti M
2 August 2017|
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Response from Diana A | Reviewed this property |
My friend took us to Grindstone Lake and it was very pretty. A nice hike around the lake. The hike did not seem far but we did walk a while and got a good work out. Take the children I am sure they would like it.
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Yara D
4 July 2017|
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Response from don4bsgypsy | Reviewed this property |
If you like to gamble, there is a large casino. The scenery in and around Ruidoso is spectacular. The small town of Cloudcroft is 30 miles away and should not be missed. There is great craft beer at one of the bar 'n... More
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