The Carson National Forest is located in northern New Mexico.
Where is this Forest?




Trees on the ForestThe Forest

The Carson National Forest is one of five National Forests in New Mexico. The National Forests are America's "great outdoors," here to serve the American people at work and play!

Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 million acres covered by the Carson National Forest. Elevations rise from 6,000 feet to 13,161 feet at Wheeler Peak, the highest in New Mexico. Our objective is to maintain that natural beauty. More information about the forest



Recreation Opportunities
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 recreation areas have undergone new and exciting renovations to make the National Forest lands accessible to all. Plans are being implemented to make additional recreation areas accessible. For the most current information on these and other areas, please check with your local Forest Service officeMore information on Recreation Opportunities.

The Carson National Forest Draft Assessment   Draft Assessment Report of Ecological/Social/Economic Sustainability Conditions

Public Meetings to Address Key Findings from the Assessment

The Carson National Forest is completing its assessment for Forest Plan Revision and has identified key findings which highlight those resource areas most at risk of not being sustainable under current plan management direction. The forest is seeking public input on the best way to address the risks to sustainability. The attached flyer announces meeting dates and locations. The assessment and assessment key findings will be posted on this website in the upcoming weeks.


Go for the Gold   -  Enjoy fall colors on the Carson National Forest

Fall Color Report, September 25, 2015.



Twitter Logo Flickr Logo Facebook Logo
  Check out our Flickr , Facebook and Twitter sites for some great pictures and the latest Forest updates.

Recent News


Environmental Management Systems

Carson National Forest Environmental Management System.