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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.

hiking
14 hours ago

mountain biking
20 hours ago

Fun ride. Pretty muddy and slick in parts, nothing too bad. Only had to walk the bike around a mud pit once. Brought my dog and he loved it as well. We got dropped off by car at the top and rode down the trail to Russian Canyon road. Beautiful shaded ride in the forest.

backpacking
1 day ago

Great hike! The wildflowers were amazing! The best part is seeing the free roaming cattle along the trail!

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

This trail is on the high end of moderate due to the constant incline/decline to complete the loop, occasionally steep and unstable footing. Wet conditions could make many portions of the trail slick, especially on the steep areas.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Not a beginner's trail...but scenic.

Only issue was that we couldn't enjoy the hike because storms were threatening us the whole time.

Other than that, it is a great little hike. I consider it similar to Divisadero in Taos.

hiking
2 days ago

The trail is beautiful! Well marked and easy to follow. First two miles are easy peasy but mile 2.5-3.5 is pretty steep, don't let that stop you from coming though because the second half of the trail is gorgeous. My wife and I enjoyed the experience thoroughly.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Have driven this road several times. Always a pleasure to drive.

hiking
8 days ago

Loved it! Great views of Ruidoso and perfect weather. We took our two girls ( 6&12) and they really enjoyed it.