Carson National Forest


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Carson National Forest

Address:208 Cruz Alta Rd
Taos, NM 87571

Phone:505-758-6200
Fax:505-758-6213
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson
Size: 1,500,000 acres.
Location:Northwestern and north-central New Mexico. Accessible by US 64, 285, and 84; NM 3, 75, and 38. Nearby cities/towns include Canjilon, Chama, Cimarron, El Rito, Tres Pidras, Penasco, Farmington, Taos, Questa, and Tierra Amarilla.
Facilities:30 campgrounds, dispersed camping, 8 picnic grounds, trails (330 miles), 3 ski areas.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:400 miles of streams and numerous lakes; Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Wheeler Peak (13,161 feet), highest in New Mexico; Ghost Ranch Living Museum; four wilderness areas.

See other parks in New Mexico.
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Today, however, Duane and I are not in the dense, diseased, and dying woods of the Kit Carson National Forest around our homes in Taos, but at a Forest Service-sponsored meeting down south in Santa Fe.
Ignacio Peralta of the Carson National Forest has just introduced me to Duane Lefthand, who grins as he tells me his small business, Southpaw Industries, wants to grow.
New Mexico: Valle Vidal, Carson National Forest (505/445-2311).
The city of Taos lies on the edge of the high desert in the Carson National Forest, amid squat juniper trees, prickly scrub grasses and towering evergreens.
The circle, formed by highways 64, 38 and 522, lies almost entirely inside the boundaries of Carson National Forest, and the lushness and diversity of the vistas account for much of its appeal.
With the new Cowboy Stay & Ride Package, you get 2 nights in the Lodge and a 2-hour Cowboy Trail Ride for 2 people in Carson National Forest - all for only $299
Many trails begin near the Ghost Ranch Living Museum, a wildlife sanctuary in the Carson National Forest.
On June 6, 1967, 20 "Chicanos" (the politically correct term) armed with rifles and pistols stormed the Rio Arriba County courthouse near the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico.
Ticonderoga Ranch is in close proximity to National Forest areas including Rio Grande National Forest, Carson National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest, Sargent Wildlife Area, Humphries Wildlife Area, El Vado Lake and Heron Lake.
The Carson National Forest office in the visitor center (505/758-6200), at Paseo del Pueblo Sur and Raton Bypass, has maps and information on hikes, camping, and fishing.
Prior to European settlement," she said, "you'd have an outbreak in a small area--say in the mountains where the Carson National Forest is now.
Through the generosity of Arthur Pack, son of a former president of the American Forestry Association who left a trust fund and a bequest of land, a museum now stands on New Mexico's Carson National Forest.