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Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso

Categories: Forests, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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  • These were very nice cabins that were not real cabins but connected together like a hotel but everyone was so nice and the price and location were great and so were the owners. They gave us an upgrade...  read more »
  • This area is just beautiful. We took our jeep and drove some of the trails. You can also enjoy the area by hiking or with an off the road vehicle. I highly recommend checking the area out! 
  • I have been to Ruidoso,NM many times over the years and ended up buying a cabin 6 years ago. I have always wanted to take a drive up to Monjeau Lookout which is only 20 minute drive from my place. I w...  read more »
  • Awesome place to camp, hike. And enjoy With they would clear out all the dead trees
  • I took my kids when they were young and our dog (can't remember which one) on one of my spontaneous road trip adventures and we came upon it by accident. It was awesome, it reminded me of Europe. I always said I would go back but didn't. Now I have a adorable grandson and my incredible lab mix service dog Sebastia and I think it's time to go again and do some fishing
  • Best park in New Mexico!
  • Great experience. The burn from Jun-Jul 2012 (I visited in May 2013) was still clearly visible; but did not hinder the experince. I wanted to camp at the Skyline campsite but did not due to the fire damage there. Ended up camping in the Oak Groove campsite that was pretty awesome. Hiked up the Lookout Mountain (via trail # 15 - Scenic trail - in front of Skylin Apache > Left at Crest Trail # 25 > lookout trail 78 or 78A) ; it was truly magical. PLease consider the loss of Oxygen level and drop in temperature if planing to hike up this trail. Many campsites available, used hot showers on last day at Apache campgrounds for $5 (9-5). Recommend buying the maps at the local Forest district office. Also While sands national monument is close by and is really amazing. Nogal lake is really worth stopping by, just North of Ruidoso on 48. The nights were clear and dark with least light pollution. Lot of Elk and Deer so be careful while driving. Humble request to all fellow hikers/backpackers pick up trash as you see it and dump it at the end of the trails/any trash cans please. Everything counts :)
  • nice place
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