Many areas in Lincoln National Forest (New Mexico) were closed during my visit, due to a recent fire and flooding. The portion of the forest I did explore was a refreshing welcome back to aspen country :)
Favorite Hikes + Places to Explore
- Alamo Canyon Trail – a 7.3 mile trail that ends at the mouth of the Alamo Canyon in Alamogordo.
- Bluff Springs – a short trail will take you up and over the waterfalls.
- Capitan Mountains Wilderness Area – accessible only by a high clearance four wheel drive vehicle, this area offers solitude, rugged wilderness and ample hiking.
- Cloud-climbing Trestle Trail – a short 1.3 mile hike, ending at the southern viewing area for the Mexican Canyon Trestle.
- Last Chance Canyon Trail – this 6.2 mile long trail takes you along the bottom of Last Chance Canyon.
- Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area – pools of water and the Sitting Bull Falls may be found here.
- Sunspot Scenic Byway – the byway follows NM 6563 for 14 miles along the rim of the Sacramento Mountains.
- White Mountain Wilderness Area – climbing to over 11,000 feet, this area offers amazing views and higher elevation hiking.
What are your favorite spots in Lincoln National Forest?