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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.

I visited this beautiful trail the first week of December, there were some snow but I could easily drive my SUV to the trailhead, it was also not difficult to walk because not too much snow on the trail. On the way to the trailhead near the road, I saw several herds of elks, and then I could see them running in the distance. The trail is very well marked and although it is rocky, it is easy to walk, even with the snow. The pine and aspen trees forest is beautiful; definitely I will come back again during summer time.

I did this loop trail at the end of November; the day was very pleasant, excellent for hiking. On the half part of the trail you gain elevation, not too steep in such a way that you can easily walk and enjoy. As you return, from the top, you can contemplate the amazing landscape. This is definitely a nice trail.

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