Always a good choice. Wheeler Peak is gorgeous and autumn is a perfect time to visit.The color was breath taking.
Got to the summit and it was breathtaking! You could see for miles! You could see Red River waaaaay down in the valley. We got to the top and it was raining in different parts of the valley...so pretty!!
There are four types of trout found around Red River and Wheeler Peak. Try your hand at fly fishing in the West Fork or East Fork, Middle Fork Lake, Lost Lake, and Horseshoe Lake.
Hiking it will take a while, but the views are spectacular. I prefer to ride it. Not only can you see the views, and enjoy the fresh air, but as i age, hiking it becomes less and option.
This made for a wonderful hike in teh summer months, unfortunetly we were hiking because our four wheeler broke down half way up the trail. We were pushing it down. BUT the jeep tour we got up that mountain was absolutely amazing, but boy do those locals drive like maniacs. i though we were going to fly off the cliff.... More
There is a great new trail up to Wheeler Peak from the William's Lake Trail. It makes it a much shorter trip but goes pretty close to straight up. I like to go up this trail and down the old trail via the Bowl of the Woods but you may nee a shuttle at the end.
Great hike to highest point in New Mexico, not a difficult hike but about 9 miles long. Use caution in July and August as summer thunder storms can pop up with dangerous lightning and you don't want to get caught above treeline in a storm. Wonderful views of NM at the top!
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