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Address: Red River, NM
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An extremely challenging, eight to ten mile hike (one way).

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Stand on Top of New Mexico

Drive into Taos Ski valley, Follow the signs on the road ( you cant miss em) that say "williams lake trailhead" Park then begin your 2 casual miles to Williams Lake. This was... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
mdkayaker89
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Drive into Taos Ski valley, Follow the signs on the road ( you cant miss em) that say "williams lake trailhead" Park then begin your 2 casual miles to Williams Lake. This was late February and there was a decent 3-4 ft of snow on the ground. The trail was packed enough that I only needed microspikes. Then Cut left... More 

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2 Thank mdkayaker89
Owasso, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

We knew we weren't going to have time to get to the Peak (had massages scheduled for 5pm) but had the goal of making it to Lost Lake! Made it! Read reviews and asked the locals which trail was better! Middle Fork Lake or Lost Lake? Lost Lake was the consensus! We see why! When the trees parted for the... More 

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1 Thank Angla T
Allen, Texas, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This was a nice hike/climb. 4 miles up, 4 miles back down..The first 2 miles not to bad, you can stop at Williams lake to rest. At the lake area you make the trail switch to go up to the peak.. 1st mile is through the forest, not to bad on the elevation, but about the last mile it comes... More 

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1 Thank Will P
Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

lots of places to base camp near Williams lake on the Taos side, never have gone from the Red River side.

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Thank infantry99
Mansfield, Texas
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is the tallest mountain in New Mexico. It is 3 miles from my house so I get to see it every day. The first snow of the season shows up on Wheeler. Hikers and fisherman love Wheeler. You can't ride ATV on the mountain, but the hiking trails you can find one for everyone. I was there over Labor... More 

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Thank Susan B
New Mexico
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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Was beautiful! Need a 4 wheel drive to get there! Worth the trip. Saw wildlife and was very peaceful.

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Thank Madison8582
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

The hike to Wheeler Peak is magnificent. The first part of the hike I enjoyed the beauty of life, second part only felt the pain, third part hated life and last part circled around to enjoying the beauty again. I would do it all over again. I like the shorter hike (4 miles, trail #91) more than the longer (8... More 

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5 Thank Ariana A
Leawood, Kansas
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

WHEELER PEAK FROM RED RIVER VIA TRAIL #91 (SUMMER 2013) 2 years ago (August 2013) we hiked to Wheeler Peak from Red River via Trail #91. It was an 8 mile hike that was spectacular and very difficult. My children ages 22 and 18 at the time, did well. I was 53 at the time and the last 1 and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My 27-year-old son and I started from the East Fork of the Red River and backpacked our way to the top of Wheeler Peak. We had an amazing trip that was freed up from the usual vagaries of July/August stormy weather (your results will probably vary). When we reached the top, at a meaty 13,161 feet above sea level, my... More 

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Thank teachertraveler1961
Marble Falls, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Moderate trail, good beginner trip for us riders. On the trail to Cabresto Lake we saw a bear. Fishing appeared to be popular.

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