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234 mi 376 km of trail 4 Featured Runs

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gem Favorite Mexican Canyon Railroad Trestle is both beautiful and a feat of engineering.

Mexican Canyon Trestle

(2) La Luz, NM
gem Favorite This is all that's left of the old cabin on the Dog Canyon Trail...

Old Cabin

(2) Boles A…, NM

Featured Runs in Lincoln National Forest - 4

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Favorite White Oak's Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult

Sitting Bull Falls Loop Trail

9.9 mi 15.9 km • Loop • 1,782 ft Ascent 543.24 m Ascent

(2) Whites…, NM
Favorite Incredible view down into White Sands National Monument!
Intermediate/Difficult

Rim Trail Out-and-Back

23.2 mi 37.3 km • Out and Back • 3,088 ft Ascent 941.21 m Ascent

(3) La Luz, NM
Favorite Crossing the Arroyo. Looking NW.
Intermediate/Difficult

Alamo Canyon Loop

6.3 mi 10.1 km • Loop • 1,246 ft Ascent 379.74 m Ascent

(8) Alamogordo, NM
Favorite A woman and her dog head west from Bridal Veil Falls chasing the sunset.
Easy/Intermediate

Fresnal Canyon Rails-to-Trails

8.9 mi 14.4 km • Out and Back • 767 ft Ascent 233.7 m Ascent

(3) La Luz, NM

Trails in Lincoln National Forest - 68

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6.1 mi 9.8 km #1Three Rivers Trail (#44)
Intermediate
Carrizozo, NM
Intermediate
6.1 mi 9.8 km Carrizozo, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #2Schofield/Taylor Canyon #5007D
Easy/Intermediate
Alamogordo, NM
Easy/Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Alamogordo, NM
2.5 mi 4.1 km #3Argentina Canyon Trail (#39)
Intermediate
Carrizozo, NM
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Carrizozo, NM
5.3 mi 8.6 km #4Dog Canyon Trail (T106)
Difficult
Alamogordo, NM
Difficult
5.3 mi 8.6 km Alamogordo, NM
21.6 mi 34.7 km #5Crest Trail (#25)
Intermediate
Carrizozo, NM
Intermediate
21.6 mi 34.7 km Carrizozo, NM
6.1 mi 9.8 km #6Last Chance Canyon Trail (T.226)
Intermediate/Difficult
Whites City, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
6.1 mi 9.8 km Whites City, NM
2.9 mi 4.6 km #7Alfred Hale Connector
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.6 km Ruidoso, NM
2.8 mi 4.5 km #8Grindstone Ridge Connector
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.5 km Ruidoso, NM
7.2 mi 11.6 km #9Grindstone Lake Trail
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
7.2 mi 11.6 km Ruidoso, NM
3.1 mi 5.0 km #10Mineral Springs Trail (T5579)
Intermediate
Alamogordo, NM
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km Alamogordo, NM
4.9 mi 7.8 km #11A Trail (T119)
Intermediate/Difficult
Alamogordo, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
4.9 mi 7.8 km Alamogordo, NM
1.2 mi 1.9 km #12Cloud Climbing Trestle Trail (T5001)
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km La Luz, NM
1.8 mi 3.0 km #13Bailey Canyon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
La Luz, NM
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 3.0 km La Luz, NM
5.8 mi 9.3 km #14Dry Canyon Trail (T5574)
Intermediate/Difficult
La Luz, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
5.8 mi 9.3 km La Luz, NM
4.7 mi 7.6 km #15Big Bonito Trail #T36
Intermediate
Carrizozo, NM
Intermediate
4.7 mi 7.6 km Carrizozo, NM
1.2 mi 1.9 km #16Sleepy Grass Trail T11
Easy/Intermediate
La Luz, NM
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km La Luz, NM
3.5 mi 5.6 km #17Grindstone Mesa Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Easy/Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.6 km Ruidoso, NM
3.1 mi 5.0 km #18Switchback Trail (T5004)
Easy/Intermediate
La Luz, NM
Easy/Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km La Luz, NM
3.4 mi 5.5 km #19Cedar Creek Trail #120E
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.5 km Ruidoso, NM
7.9 mi 12.6 km #20Yucca Canyon Trail T225
Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Intermediate
7.9 mi 12.6 km Whites City, NM

Photos of Lincoln National Forest - 112

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Mexican Canyon Railroad Trestle is both beautiful and a feat of engineering.
Feb 2, 2017 near La Luz, NM
Last Chance Canyon
Jan 17, 2019 near Whites…, NM
Grindstone Lake and the Ruidoso Valley just before dawn. Alfred Hale Connector is the perfect spot to watch the sun rise over the mountains.
Mar 23, 2016 near Ruidoso, NM
White Oak Canyon
Jan 16, 2019 near Whites…, NM
Incredible view down into White Sands National Monument!
Oct 31, 2017 near La Luz, NM
The trail can be seen coming off the bench section toward the cabin in the canyon.
Jan 8, 2017 near Boles A…, NM
Bailey Canyon Trail
Aug 11, 2019 near La Luz, NM
Bailey Canyon Trail
Aug 11, 2019 near La Luz, NM

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