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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A plague marks the epicenter of the explosion in the Carson National Forest and excavation is restricted at the site.
5 million-acre Carson National Forest, which is 45 miles west of Taos, is one of the premier spots for Southwest bear hunting, and there are plenty of elk to be had.
The tailings ponds are located six miles west of the mine, which is surrounded by the Carson National Forest and is approximately two miles from the Latir Peak Wilderness Area.
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.
Highway 150 hugs a rushing river as it winds through aspen- and evergreen-covered mountains in the Carson National Forest north of town, eventually leading to the reputedly gay-friendly Taos Ski Valley.
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.
New Mexico: Valle Vidal, Carson National Forest (505/445-2311).
A graduate of Yale Forestry School, Leopold became supervisor of Carson National Forest in New Mexico in 1913.
The Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico is an example of the public-private partnerships approach.
6 million acres of the Santa Fe National Forest lie in north-central New Mexico, stretching northwest from Santa ice to the edge of the Jiearilla Apache Reservation, and northeast to the borders of the Carson National Forest near Taos.