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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.

Went late this afternoon with an age range from 3 - 60 years. Everyone did fine! Due to a late start and a 3 year old, we did not make the whole trail - but it was not too difficult for anyone, was absolutely beautiful and everyone had a great time.

20 hours ago

I hiked this trail in March. The trail was pretty overgrown with thorn bushes. I made it 5 miles before my dog and I could not cross the amount of dead and fallen trees. It was a fun hike but I was wearing shorts and by the time I got back to the trailhead my legs were scratched pretty badly and every step hurt. The trail needs some serious maintenance and the final mile or two towards Capitan Peak were not passable without doing some 'balance beam' moves over the downed trees.

hiking
1 day ago

It was really pretty! Coming back we took the Miner Trail and did a loop back. It was pretty steep and not as well traveled. Fun to see something different. Pretty views of Sierra Blanca from Miners Trail too!

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7 days ago

mountain biking
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13 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.

14 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.