Top Ten Ancient Forests of the United States

Gila Forest, New Mexico

If you imagine the primeval forest as dark and mysterious, an old-growth Ponderosa pine is a pleasant relief. Ponderosa pine is these really open, sunny, grassy forests as opposed to the dark canyons. Two places to see it are the Gila Wilderness, the first wilderness in the United States, and the Blue Primitive Area, where the Mexican Gray Wolf has been reintroduced.

The north rim of the Grand Canyon in Kaibab is another, plus you have those great views into the canyon.

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