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126 mi 202 km of trail 7 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 28 Trails Hard Trails 10 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Lincoln National Forest - 7

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Favorite Vista of Grindstone Lake near the apex of the climb.
Intermediate

Grindstone Lake Trail Extended

11.7 mi 18.9 km 1,158' Up 352.93 m Up 1,163' Down 354.5 m Down

Ruidoso, NM
Favorite Rolling through the start/finish line into the fourth lap of the day.
Intermediate

12 Hours in the Wild West: 6 Hour Race Loop

6.8 mi 11.0 km 784' Up 238.98 m Up 737' Down 224.65 m Down

Ruidoso, NM
Favorite One of the first downhill bits on the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

High Altitude Race Loop

8.2 mi 13.1 km 1,147' Up 349.59 m Up 1,251' Down 381.16 m Down

La Luz, NM
Favorite Vista of Grindstone Lake near the apex of the climb.
Intermediate/Difficult

12 Hours in the Wild West

11.9 mi 19.2 km 1,260' Up 384.09 m Up 1,216' Down 370.57 m Down

Ruidoso, NM
Favorite The beginning of a trek near the Slide Campground trailhead.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rim Trail Ride from Slide Campground

20.3 mi 32.7 km 2,531' Up 771.43 m Up 2,531' Down 771.45 m Down

La Luz, NM
Favorite The beginning of a trek near the Slide Campground trailhead.
Difficult

NMES Sacramento Rim Roller

41.6 mi 67.0 km 5,177' Up 1578.03 m Up 5,183' Down 1579.65 m Down

La Luz, NM
Favorite Access road section.
Very Difficult

Rim By Another Way: Big Cardio, Big Downhill

10.9 mi 17.5 km 2,373' Up 723.3 m Up 2,373' Down 723.21 m Down

Alamogordo, NM

Trails in Lincoln National Forest - 36

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1.4 mi 2.2 km #1Cedar Creek Downhill Trail #120F
Difficult
Ruidoso, NM
Difficult
Ruidoso, NM 23 
5.8 mi 9.3 km #2Grindstone Lake Trail
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM 25 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #3Grindstone Ridge Connector
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
2.2 mi 3.5 km #4T93 Perk Canyon Connector
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
2.5 mi 4.0 km #5Grindstone Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
3.4 mi 5.5 km #6Cedar Creek Trail #120E
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM 10 
2.8 mi 4.4 km #7Alfred Hale Connector
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
3.4 mi 5.5 km #8Grindstone Mesa Loop
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
2.2 mi 3.5 km #9Lower Raven #121 (Lower Geriatrics)
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
3.8 mi 6.0 km #10Upper Raven #121A (Upper Geriatrics)
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
1.7 mi 2.8 km #11Cedar Creek Village Access Trail #120
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
3.1 mi 5.0 km #12T5004
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
2.8 mi 4.5 km #13T5002
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
1.9 mi 3.1 km #14Pines Campground Trail
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
1.8 mi 2.9 km #15Bailey Canyon
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
1.8 mi 2.9 km #16Perk Connector
Difficult
Ruidoso, NM
Difficult
Ruidoso, NM
2.9 mi 4.6 km #17Little Apache Trail (T124)
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
Intermediate
La Luz, NM
3.1 mi 5.0 km #18Perk Canyon Trail #93
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
5.5 mi 8.9 km #19Intermediate DH Trail
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
1.6 mi 2.6 km #20Lower Cedar Creek Trail #120A
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM

Photos of Lincoln National Forest - 60

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Vista of Grindstone Lake near the apex of the climb.
Jun 1, 2016 near Ruidoso, NM
Nice drops too!
Oct 7, 2017 near Ruidoso, NM
Take in the views from this fallen tree on the Grindstone Ridge Connector.
Mar 13, 2017 near Ruidoso, NM
White Sands in the distance.
Jul 2, 2015 near La Luz, NM
The beginning of a trek near the Slide Campground trailhead.
Jun 20, 2016 near La Luz, NM
Incredible view down into White Sands National Monument!
Jun 20, 2016 near La Luz, NM
The smoothest track I have ridden in Cloudcroft.
Jul 7, 2015 near La Luz, NM
From the Alfred Hale Connector, look back to experience great views of Grindstone Lake.
Mar 13, 2017 near Ruidoso, NM