Carson National Forest

(redirected from Kit Carson National Forest)

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.

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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.