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Great climb!

This is a great climb that is not overly difficult. Be sure to be prepared for weather changes and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Laurie B
Ontario, New York

We took the Williams lake trail to the Wheeler peak trail. The Williams lake trail #62 is a fairly... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
John V
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An extremely challenging, eight to ten mile hike (one way).
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a great climb that is not overly difficult. Be sure to be prepared for weather changes and have water. You may feel the altitude difference as you climb.

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We took the Williams lake trail to the Wheeler peak trail. The Williams lake trail #62 is a fairly easy 2 mile hike, but it is very rocky at spots. The Wheeler peak trail cuts off to the left just as you come into view...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 14 July 2016

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,...More

Thank bobscribe
Reviewed 22 June 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...More

1  Thank Jerry V
Reviewed 16 May 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...More

Thank LeeBandMimiDawn
Reviewed 23 March 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...More

2  Thank mdkayaker89
Reviewed 6 October 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...More

1  Thank Angla T
Reviewed 17 September 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...More

1  Thank Will P
Reviewed 16 September 2015

lots of places to base camp near Williams lake on the Taos side, never have gone from the Red River side.

Thank infantry99
Reviewed 16 September 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,...More

Thank Susan B
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5 April 2017|
Response from Terry428 | Reviewed this property |
For a single day hike, you will want to take the Williams Lake Trail, from the Taos Ski Valley. This is a 6.2 mile trail and is considered a difficult trail. If you are new to hiking, at least make sure you are in good... More
11 January 2017|
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Response from Terry428 | Reviewed this property |
The best place to get a map, if you have some time, is MyTopo. (Trip Advisor will not let me share the link.) On this site you can create a customized map of any area/scale, with what ever overlays you want and have it... More
3 January 2017|
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Response from Laurie B | Reviewed this property |
My husband climbed it in the first week of September and the weather was good. He did get some fog at the peak.