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

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Gorgeous.

If you want to find one of the most picturesque spots in New Mexico, this is one of them. It's a bit windy at times, but you'll get a great picture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
GabriellaBrillante
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you want to find one of the most picturesque spots in New Mexico, this is one of them. It's a bit windy at times, but you'll get a great picture.

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Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Since moving to New Mexico in 2012, my husband and I have summitted Wheeler Peak several dozen times. It is an experience worth repeating and no two summits have been the same. Always a challenge and always a reward.

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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
34 helpful votes 34 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

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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