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Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso

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Lincoln National Forest is a unit of the U.S. Forest Service located in southern New Mexico. Established by Presidential Proclamation in 1902 as the Lincoln Forest Reserve, the 1,103,897 acres (4,467.31 km2) forest begins near the Texas border and contains lands in parts of Chaves, Eddy, Lincoln, and Otero counties. The three Ranger Districts within the forest contain all or part of four mountain ranges, and include a variety of different environmental areas, from desert to heavily forested mountains and sub-alpine grasslands. Established to balance conservation, resource management, and recreation, the lands of the Lincoln National Forest include important local timber resources, protected wilderness areas, and popular recreation and winter sports areas. The forest headquarters is located in Alamogordo, N.M. with local offices in Carlsbad, Cloudcroft, and Ruidoso.
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  • We drove from Ruidoso to White Sands through the Lincoln National Forest. The drive was beautiful with lots of trees and some wildlife. We saw some Mule Deer along the road. Temperature was cool in... 
    We drove from Ruidoso to White Sands through the Lincoln National Forest. The drive was beautiful with lots of trees and some wildlife. We saw some Mule Deer along the road. Temperature was cool in...  more »
  • Beautiful view....Lots of good places to eat....as well as plenty of things to do. Hiking trails are amazing! 
    Beautiful view....Lots of good places to eat....as well as plenty of things to do. Hiking trails are amazing!  more »
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  • Coal and I love it here. These mountains are beautiful. Full of enchantment and life. Peace and serenity here. Just got a Jake. There's one for you Coal! I miss you so bad! I wish you were here! I love you! You and Jesus go duck hunting every day, ok? You have yourself one heck of bird dog!
  • Beautiful area. Cloudcroft was a bit busy with tourists. But I love the trees and the altitude. Will need to explore further in the future

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