New Mexico evokes images of wide-open desert and awe-inspiring rock formations, and expectant visitors will not be disappointed. What first-time travelers to the state may find surprising is the verdant forest and pristine lakes that cover parts of New Mexico’s diverse terrain. Lincoln National Forest contains four mountain ranges, as well as dense forest and sub-alpine grasslands. Within the protected land, several hikes keep outdoor enthusiasts cool in summer below dense forest canopy. The Big Bonito Loop leads hikers through the White Mountain Wilderness with scenic views of the valley and canyons below. Webb Lake Trail opens out onto the sparkling lake that serves as its namesake, surrounded by Douglas first and juniper trees. Summer in the Lincoln National Forest is full of surprises for Glampers who have yet to discover the natural delights of New Mexico. Book an adobe cottage or a hillside treehouse this summer to experience the best of the Southwest.