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birding

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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.

easy, great views, lots of shade, watch for mountain bikers - shared trail. we love it cuz it's only about four miles from our house!

16 hours ago

Nice afternoon hike. Great scenic views. Definitely would be a challenge biking it.

2 days ago

Only went up to the first plateau as we had a 30lb little one with us. Views were still gorgeous. Plan to come back and complete the entire trail

hiking
7 days ago

i'm out of shape. only made it 2 miles in. the views were great. the blooms were beautiful. and the trail was challenging. hopefully next time i can get to the top. :)

We had a little trouble finding the entrance but once we got on it was great!! Easy, fun trail. We took our dog and he loved it! We will be going back

Very nice trail and easy to follow. This was more easy than moderate. Saw an elk dart across the trail which was exciting. It was very green this time of year and temperatures were perfect for hiking. Very dog friendly trail. Our dogs had a great time.

mountain biking
12 days ago

First of all there are pictures and reviews on here are not la cueva, looks like somewhere around Guadalupe peak or McKittrick canyon. That being said, these trails are great for biking/hiking for being so close to town and are always well maintained other that the signs probably need to be replaced but anyone using any type of app like this can easily pull up their location and figure out where they are seeing as you have cell phone service the whole time(or anywhere I've been on it)

14 days ago

It was a great afternoon hike. Exactly as advertised!

hiking
14 days ago

not a moderate trail. defiantly a hard trail. but beautiful and worth it. I wouldn't take small children on it. it's steel going up and coming down.

hiking
15 days ago

Where is the running water? Never seen it... what about that picture inside the limestone cave? How do i get there?

Very short trail. In comparison to other waterfalls I have seen, this one isn't as big or special but still very nice scene. The trail to the waterfall is boring so I decided to take the stream itself and it was a bit more fun. Plus it has some other sites to see while you're there!

25 days ago

one of my favorite trails in this area! love the views of White Sands National Monument nearly 50 miles distant! Lovely Ponderosa pine and White Fir trees and some aspens. Beautiful mountain meadow at about halfway.

Definitely a hike worth taking. got the great view of the falls, and swinging up to the Grand View from there was awesome.