Located about 20 minutes northeast of Ruidoso, nestled in heart of Lincoln County, is the residential community of Capitan. With an elevation of 6,530 feet, Capitan has a temperate climate filled with sunshine, mild winters and great mountain views. Capitan's claim to fame is being the home of Smokey Bear. The famous bear cub was rescued from a forest fire in the Capitan Mountains in 1950. The Smokey Bear historical park features fire prevention information and seedling / re-leaf programs sponsored by NM State Forestry Division.
Plenty of exploration on ATV trails and roads can be found east of Capitan among the Capitan Mountains. The Capitan Mountain range is one of the few mountain ranges in the USA that runs east/west instead of north/south.
Capitan is an incorporated Village with a grocery store, mercantile, health clinic, numerous restaurants and a K-12 school. They provide water, sewer and trash pickup services to most of the Village. Manufactured homes are allowed in some areas and the cost of living in Capitan is very reasonable. The Lincoln County Fair Grounds are also located in Capitan. Rodeos and roping events are held there throughout the summer months.
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