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Ft. Stanton Management Area

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Fort Stanton Special Management Area - Caving, hiking, biking and horseback riding. Explore more than 25,000 acres of back country in Fort Stanton, where the 19th-century cavalry, Buffalo Soldiers, Kit Carson and Billy the Kid roamed and soldiered. Fort Stanton Cave has 8 miles of passage to roam around in. The entire area, except the state historic fort / correctional facility are public lands for your enjoyment. Camping and picnics permitted on BLM public lands within Fort Stanton Special Management Area. Camps must be located 1/4 mile from paved highways, and no more than 100 feet from a designated road or the Rio Bonito River. Check with your local BLM field office about permits and permission, or call the Roswell Field Office at (505) 627-0272. Located 60 miles west of Roswell on U.S. Highway 380, and 15 miles east of Ruidoso/Alto, via State Road 220.

Other activities at the FSSMA include: Tlaloc Mountain Biking Trail - 18.6 miles longs, elevation from 6,200 to 7,100 feet, easy to moderate.

Capitan Horse and Mountain Bike Trail - 7.5 miles long, elevation from 6,200 to 6,800 feet, few areas steep and rocky, easy to difficult.

Lincoln Horse and Mountain Bike Trail - 10 miles long, elevation from 6,200 to 6,800 feet, steep and rocky in places, easy. Rio Bonito Petroglyph National Recreation Hiking Trail - Explore the distant past on this trail where the prehistoric Mogollon Indians lived. View ancient petroglyphs. 2 miles long. Easy to moderate.
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60 Miles west of Roswell, New Mexico on U.S. Highway 380, and 15 miles east of Ruidoso/Alto, New Mexico via State Road 220.Fees:No fees are charged for visitor use as of this date. Fees will eventually be charged with 100% applied to the site for maintenance and other improvements.
Trail Length
38 miles
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Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
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Review Date
April 2, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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Reviewed by: stoowy ,  Racer

Great Trail, lost of South Western senrery. A trail you can ride all day and not see another person. Make sure you have your pump and plenty of food and water

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Ceder Creek

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