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.
Really quite the beautiful view at the top of Lookout Mountain. The trailhead is not clearly marked which was confusing at first, but it's one of the dirt roads you see that go behind the buildings of Ski Apache it appears to be one of the service roads. I found it helpful to the GPS in this app to make sure I was on the right path at the beginning of the trip. It is a tough climb to reach the top but you will not regret it once you get there. Our hike ended up being 6 miles out and back instead of the 5.4 shown here on All Trails.
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.
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)