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“Sea Level Livers Beware”
Review of Williams Lake

Williams Lake
Ranked #17 of 99 things to do in Taos
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

This was a beautiful hike starting around 7000' and went directly up from there. I am 50 years old and in decent shape. We hiked up for 1 hour and 50 minutes. We had to stop many times to catch our breath. I think the altitude killed us.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

It was good to see a bit more green after traveling through the high desert scrub. Saw many wildflowers and mushrooms as well as aspens,spruce and pine. Easy hike up a well marked trail.

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

A great hike for families, even those with young children, up to a small glacial lake, perfect for picnicking, swimming or just relaxing. Beautiful scenery!

Thank Artemis112013
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

A great hike up to Williams Lake. Fairly busy trail and a steeper incline than the guide books say, but well worth the effort. If you are there in summer get on the trail early before the crowds and the summer rains.

Thank Jill B
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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We avoided the trail on the way up because it was so busy and it felt more like walking up a dirt road. We entered the forest and it was breathtaking! We saw large mountain lion prints and a bear ran in front of us about 100 yards away. That poor bear was more scared of us than we were of him! It took twice as long (at least) to get to the lake through the forest but it was well worth it. We got stuck in a hail storm when we got to the lake so we waited it out and took the trail on the way back. There are also some geocaches just off of this trail and one at a memorial next to an avalanche. It was very interesting. I highly recommend it!

2  Thank BaileyPugs
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