Wheeler Peak Hike


I meet Tom at 7 am again, but this time we drive north to Taos before heading into the mountains for one of Tom’s favorite loops over Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s high point. It is indeed a hike packed with treats: wildflowers, cascading streams, mountain lakes, bighorn sheep, ridges, peaks, and expansive views. We figure the loop is about 23 miles with 5,500 feet of elevation gain.

Maps and pictures also at Everytrail


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