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carson national forest

The Carson National Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities in any season. The magnificent mountain scenery and cool summer temperatures lure vacationers to enjoy the peace and quiet, for fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Some of the more popular hiking trails in the Carson National Forest are located in Taos Ski Valley. For more detailed trail information, visit their website.

Gavilan Trail 3.3 miles Hiking, Horseback riding, Snowshoeing
Italianos Trail 3.7 miles Hiking, Horseback riding, Snowshoeing
Bull O’ The Woods Trail 3 miles Hiking, Horseback riding, XC Ski, Snowshoeing
Manzanita Trail 4.2 miles Hiking, Horseback riding, Snowshoeing
Wheeler Peak Trail 8 miles Hiking, Horseback riding, XC Ski, Snowshoeing
Williams Lake Trail 2 miles Hiking, Horseback riding, XC Ski, Snowshoeing
Yerba Canyon Trail 3.9 miles Hiking, Horseback riding, Snowshoeing

ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Great Plains/Mountains Tour

Take a trip to the other side of the mountains for a history lesson of what happens when two empires, Spanish and American, meet.

Enchanted Circle Driving Tour

This National Forest Scenic Byway that circles around Wheeler Peek, is the most popular tour in the area.

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance

September
An annual tradition for music lovers and dancers across the southwestern United States.

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