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Wheeler Peak

Red River, NM
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Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Red River
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: An extremely challenging, eight to ten mile hike (one way).
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We hiked in on the East Fork Trail, camped near the Lost Lake - Horseshoe Lake trail junction. We dayhiked to Wheeler the next day. In early July just before the monsoons kicked in the weather was glorious! We were able to get to the trailhead in a Prius but we had to take the last 1.6 miles very slow... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Always a good choice. Wheeler Peak is gorgeous and autumn is a perfect time to visit.The color was breath taking.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We loved the view and would see it again tomorrow if we could. I would recommend taking your lunch to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

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!!

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

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.

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Elk City, Oklahoma
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

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.

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Red River
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

What a beautiful mountain and spectacular views in all directions. Great hiking as well. The air is fantastic up there and nature is at it's best.

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

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

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Gorgeous views. It is a must see for everyone. I believe this is the area that also had campgrounds. If I remember correctly I want to take my RV there.

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Taos Ski Valley
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

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.

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