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The Lincoln consists of three ranger districts: Sacramento, Smokey Bear and Guadalupe. There are three major mountain ranges: Sacramento, Guadalupe and Capitan that cover 1,103,441 acres in parts of four counties in southeastern New Mexico. Elevations range from 4,000 to 11,500 feet and pass through five different life zones from Chihuahuan desert to sub-alpine forest. Vegetation types are very diverse across the Forest and range from rare cacti in the lower elevations to Englemann spruce in the higher.

Me and my daughter hike this, some parts a little hard but overall moderate.

13 days ago

Fun trail. Not overly strenuous. Fairly easy to follow. Pretty scenery.

camping
24 days ago

very hard in some aeras

Great views and definitely good for the family!

Great trail close to town. Pretty lake with mountain views. Today the trail was pretty muddy on the far side of the lake, but manageable.

Even though it was heavily burned out, it was still really cool and different to see. We parked at the gate and walked a half mile to the Miners road trail head.
The trail was not marked very well and the paths tend to disappear due to fallen trees (lots of trees to crawl over and under). Needed to use my GPS to keeps us on the trails from time to time. We hiked it to the trail split and took it right on the Telephone Canyon trail which took us back to the road and back to the car. Took about 4 or so hours.

1 month ago

We did it in winter, close to Christmas
3/4 of loop had ice, you will need a walking stick.
Nice trail, it will benefit from more signs.

Enjoyed the trail. This trail was doable for my wife, our Cavalier King Charles, and me.

From a logistics standpoint we parked at T93 and walked the road to the trailhead because the road from T93 to this trailhead was not traversable by our SUV. Lovely views but starting the direction we did made the first half steeper than expected.

2 months ago

it was beautiful, the fog made it extra majestic!

2 months ago

Awesome hike! First mile is a big challenge, use walking sticks.

Lots of horse poop on trail; wipe your shoes before coming back home! Trail is better for biking than hiking.

3 months ago