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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
1 day ago

mountain biking
4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

My husband and I hiked this yesterday. We are in our mid 60'S and finished in 3 hrs and 20 minutes. The first 2 miles are easy, with ample shade and a gentle climb. Mile 3 is steep and rocky at times; more difficult for sure. The descent down was difficult with many areas of loose medium rocks to navigate. Hiking poles are very helpful for this section. Mostly no views other than briefly at the top. We enjoyed the hike.

9 days ago

I would rate this hike as easy not moderate and the waterfall is beautiful! Had a lot of fun, definitely going back! Dog friendly!

It's all about the view at the top. Which is an incredible 360 view. The trail is actually a service road for the ski slopes. Which means steady gradient but not particularly charming in and of themselves. But man... that view at the top. (Next time I'm going to try the lookout mountain loop trail) - Also... this trail is improperly named. The summit you reach is Lookout mountain and not Sierra Blanca. From the top you have an incredible view of Sierra Blanca though.

hiking
12 days ago

Overall the trail was tough for this 76yo. Parts of Perk Ridge T92 are steeper and rougher than "moderate" would suggest, especially near the peak. I saw two elk in a meadow up top. T93 in Perk Canyon is a beautiful riparian hike along a stream with two interesting footbridges. I made the hike CCW from T93 trailhead.

Really enjoyed our hike today. The falls were running full. Upper meadow area was beautiful and really enjoyed seeing the spring come in from the ground. Moderate trails, maintain very well. Beautiful drive in and was not disappointed. Highly recommend.

Lovely area for hiking. Loads of deer, birds, wildflowers, insects, very lush. Great moderate trail. Would be a great all day area. Bathroom facilities were very clean.

We had a blast, and it was definitely worth the hike to see the falls! We brought our dog, and he loved the falls, definitely pet friendly! It says it's a long hike, but map my run, said we walk about 2 miles, there and back!