nature trips

wild flowers


trail running

mountain biking

horseback riding

kid friendly

dogs on leash

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.

21 hours ago

1 day ago

This is a gravel path/dirt path that has fitness stations alongside part of it. It wasn't really a hike, but we enjoyed a brief stroll here with our 12-week-old son. He was even able to stay awake for most of it, and saw his first mule deer! I only wish it were dog-friendly.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Mid May 2017. As Zeke said, better watch where you're going... no signs... fantastic, easy walk down an old service road that loops around the hill. Saw several elk and a coyote going after a ground squirrel. Very isolated defiantly off the beaten path... highly recommended. Going again tomorrow!

I think we do a route that just covers the falls. But the dogs love it! Especially the falls at the end. They always take a dip. The sad thing is people leave trash out there often. We load up the dogs pack with empty cans and bottles to take back out!

It's a nice hike that kids can tackle. Keep your kids and dogs close. There are rattlers out there.

trail running
5 days ago

Great for trail runs. There is a whole system of trails in the area that make for many different distances. As of 5-16-17 it appeared that trails had new carsonites (markers) placed on them. Would give 5 stars if not for the oil production as well as dirt bags that use the entrance of the designated recreation area as a dumping ground.

Ok let me start off in saying this was a awesome hike with great view of the valley and white sands once your up. That said it is a difficult hike you go up probably a 1000ft to the plateau which is about 2.5 to 3.0 in the next like 2250ft climb is gonna be done in about a mile and a half along a drop off with loose rocks so if your just and every day nature hiker and your dying bye the plateau turn around. For views the plateau is a good spot and I would say about four miles up invest your out of the canyon and about 5 and a quarter there is a big rock that will be on your side that's a good view. Take plenty of water let me say that again take plenty of water and I would recommend a snack. Other then that amazing hike.

8 days ago

9 days ago

Beautiful trail!!! My teenagers and I loved every minute!!

17 days ago

18 days ago

My wife and I, along with our 3 dogs loved every minute of this trail! We must've taken a wrong turn somewhere as the trails are not as clearly marked as we would have liked, but we enjoyed getting lost. The views were absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. Lots of shade, even got a little bit of rain which was nice. We came across several large herds of deer which was completely entertaining to our dogs. We walked a total of 6 to 7 miles and though we were a bit tired when done, we can't wait to go back again! Highly recommended for anyone that loves the outdoors.