THE LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST
Covers 1.1 Million Acres
(this shows a small section of it, arrow points to property)
The Lincoln National Forest covers about 1.1 million acres in New Mexico
stretching north from Texas to the Capitan Mountains.
The Lincoln was first set aside as a forest reserve in 1902 to protect and
conserve recreation values and water. These mountains contain not only
semiarid landscapes, but also the most southern Arctic-Alpine Life Zone in
the US. This diverse area ranges in elevation from 4,000 to 12,000 feet
with meadows and tree-covered high mountain ridges and an untold number
of canyons and mountain streams. Home to a substantial array of wildlife
species including elk, deer, antelope, turkey, black bear, and mountain lion.
This unique property is located in the Sacramento Mountains, in the
southern part of Lincoln National Forest. This area enjoys an abundance
of elk, especially common in the Benson Ridge area, 11 miles to the west.
Black bears are spotted everywhere, the highest concentration in the
Rio Penasco Canyon, 12 miles to the west. Mule deer thrive in this area,
the largest herd lives in the Guadalupe Mountains, 40 miles to the southeast.
White-tail deer are also abundant in the Cloudcroft and Mayhill areas, especially
in Sixteen Springs and Walker Canyons, 10 miles to the north.
For further information, contact the Lincoln National Forest at