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Wheeler Peak

Red River, NM
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Red River
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: An extremely challenging, eight to ten mile hike (one way).
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Rosemount
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Snow covered in late September, this is the highest peak in New Mexico. It is a spectacular view from the Enchanted Highway. A must do trip while in the Taos area.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There are two main routes to Wheeler Peak, both of which leave from the Taos Ski Valley. The first is along the Bull of the Woods trail which starts at a trailhead near the RV parking (just to the left as you enter the valley). This is a 7.5 mile trail with about 3600 feet of elevation gain. The other... More

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Perkins, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A jeep ride to Wheeler Peak is one of the most wonderful ways to see the mountain beauty and scenery that the Red River area has to offer.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a hike that you celebrate afterwards! It is steep and difficult and long, but beautiful and quite an accomplishment! I hiked this for the first time at 50, but hope to hike it again. LEAVE early. It rains, (or sleets) on the mountain top almost every afternoon. It is pretty miserable to get caught in this weather! But,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
1 review
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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