Carson National Forest Guide

Find New Mexico's highest elevation at Carson National Forest near Taos, New Mexico. You can also go hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping while enjoying the cool mountain temperatures. In the winter, this becomes a favorite spot to go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. 

Where to Camp

Camping in Carson National Forest

You will find many fun things to do at Carson National Forest, and Taos is a fun city to explore. Since you will want the flexibility to visit many forest locations and the surrounding area, bring your RV. If you do not have one, rent one from RVshare so that you have the freedom to move around and enjoy this area's stunning scenery. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Carson National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Carson National Forest

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How to get to Carson National Forest

Address: Carson National Forest 208 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, New Mexico 87571

Fee: Entry fee $0

Carson National Forest is one of five fabulous national forests in New Mexico. This location near Taos, New Mexico, contains the highest elevation in the state. It is a great place to go hiking with several unique options geared towards different ability levels. These trails allow you to see a variety of large wildlife, including deer and bears, along with a variety of birds. A great way to explore the different areas of this forest is in an RV. There are several campgrounds available, but many of them only stay open in the summertime. If you do not have an RV, rent one that will meet your needs on You are covered by roadside assistance, even in this remote location, and you will love the easy pick up and return options.