Late summer is the ideal time to enjoy a glorious trip to one of New Mexico’s premier alpine areas, the high country surrounding Pecos Baldy Lake. The long, strenuous trip to the lake puts hikers at the foot of the humpbacked Pecos Baldy Peak.
In July and August the trail is lined with wildflowers, and in September golden aspens are on stage. Bighorn sheep frequent this area, too, but the lake and the surrounding mountain scenery are the highlights of this trip. Be prepared to share the trail with plenty of other hikers. Also, be sure to watch the weather and be ready to seek shelter during sudden thunderstorms in this exposed terrain.
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