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Address: Red River, NM

An extremely challenging, eight to ten mile hike (one way).

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A friend and I hiked with our wives and kids. 4 of them ages 3-14 to Williams Lake. We set up a tent for them and made our way to the peak. There was a tremendous amount of snow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Jerry V
Euless, Texas
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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought by hiking in late June, the trails would be free of snow and clear to the summit. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. I took the Bull of the Woods/Wheeler Peak trail.When I go up to the 11,500 foot level before reaching Frazer Mountain, I ran into many snow drifts which caused me to often lose the trail. After... More 

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Euless, Texas
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A friend and I hiked with our wives and kids. 4 of them ages 3-14 to Williams Lake. We set up a tent for them and made our way to the peak. There was a tremendous amount of snow that we were not predicting. 20 plus snow drifts may of which sunk us waist deep in snow. We were on... More 

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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Being able to hike and camp while going up Wheeler Peak was an extraordinary experience for my husband! ! Being up close and personal to the wilderness and animals living there was truly an adventure. So glad he finally took the time to accomplish another hike and proud to say he made it all the way up to Wheeler Peak!

Thank LeeBandMimiDawn
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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 

1 Thank mdkayaker89
Owasso, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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 

1 Thank Angla T
Allen, Texas, United States
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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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Amarillo, Texas
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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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Mansfield, Texas
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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 

Thank Susan B
New Mexico
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172 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

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

Thank Madison8582
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 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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