Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso

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  • Beauty, nature, mountains...what more could you want? We enjoy Lincoln National Forest every time we are in Ruidoso.  more »
  • One of our favorite places to stay. So much to do such as hiking, site seeing, nature and wildlife. It's a peaceful, beautiful to camp or just enjoy for the day. Beautiful tall pines and the wonderful...  more »
  • We did some of the cedar creek trails which are beautiful and easy. We were able to bring our dog along but note that the cedar creek fitness trail dogs are not allowed.  more »
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  • Great place to get away from all the noise . Beautiful woods and many very good trails. Great views of the mountains and also the valley below. In the winter you can even encounter snow in the higher elevations.
  • Great place to hike, explore, and take in the scenery! There are countless trails and places to visit and tons of cool things to see. You might even find a desert stream... There are climbing and bouldering opportunities all over! Just remember, always be safe and bring extra water!
  • AMAZING!!! Such a beautiful and peaceful place. The abundant wildlife is magical in it's own right. We didn't stay at one of the paved campgrounds, instead we took the advice and direction from an employee at one of the shops in Cloudcroft. I'm so glad we did, it was a bit of a drive and a minor hike to get to the location but it was unbeatable!! A back country campsite with spring fed waterfall, towering trees, amazing views, owls, foxes, and a HUGE herd of elk can't be beat. We camped 3 nights before having to head back home. We didn't want to leave, but we will definitely make the 9 hour drive back there again at some point. It was an experience our family will never forget.
  • I love Lincoln National Forest and have for most of my life. It is beautiful, mostly unspoiled and reasonably close to Texas. UNFORTUNATELY IT IS NOT ACCURATELY REPRESENTED ON GOOGLE MAPS! Google only acknowledges the Alamogordo office of LNF.
  • The pin is to an office only. The actual trails are a good distance away.

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