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    Wheeler Peak -Trail 90

    Carson National Forest, New Mexico
    Distance7.3mi
    Elevation Gain5,593ft
    Trailhead Elevation9,424ft
    Top13,141ft
    Elevation Min/Max9424/13141ft
    Elevation Start/End9424/9424ft

    Wheeler Peak -Trail 90

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    Explorer | 21 pts
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    6/4/2018
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    Klein, TX
    Explorer | 31 pts
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    5/25/2018
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    levittown, PA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    10/1/2010
    those on the east coast get ready to huff and puff. there is a section of this trail that continues for what seems like 2-3 miles at a 10-15 degree incline, non-stop. at the same time you're going from 10k to 12k elevation. views were wonderful when you first see the peaks (at around 3.5-4 miles in) you'll know it when you see it. enjoy
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    El Paso, TX
    Pathfinder | 61 pts
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    8/15/2010
    windy. Spectacular. The final 1 mile was incredibly windy. Otherwise, the hike was fabulous.
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    Cedaredge, CO
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    8/7/2010
    Nice hike but way to many horse tours use this trail. The Trail stinks because of this. After five miles it gets better and you can actually enjoy the view.
    It is a pretty steep hike.
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    Charlotte, NC
    Adventurer | 230 pts
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    11/4/2006
    Beautiful mountain hike, majestic mountain views, refreshing water features. Had trouble at about 12,000 feet as this was too late in the season at that altitude for my skills, deep snow.
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    Griffith, CA
    Pathfinder | 130 pts
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    7/29/2006
    Directions are hard to follow because many of the Forest Service road signs have been knocked down... that said, there's really only one direction to go to get to the "trailhead" (such as it is)-- South.

    First part of hike is across sage plain, then the canyon starts. The railroad grade is mildly interesting; I think the strong suit of this hike is how isolated the locale is and the fantastic vistas down canyon. Careful with thunderstorms in summer.
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    Hollister, ID
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    4/17/2006
    My actual experience at Wheeler Peak was awesome. The trail guide offered was fairly incomplete. It was definitely helpful, but the suggested places for parking and trail information was not the best. Of course, this made my climb more personal, but I was responsible for the climb of two others, so having to guess here and there wasn't something I was happy about doing.
    I think the best recommendation would be to detail issues like parking for trail-blazers who aren't familiar with the locality, and aren't priveledged with extra time to spend picking the brains of the local community. Thanks for the information though, nonetheless!
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    Amarillo, TX
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    7/23/2005
    A strenuous hike to say the least. It took me 6 hours to climb to Wheeler Peak then 3.5 hours to get back. I started at 7:30am and got some rain the last 1.5 hours on the return trip. The views are spectacular. Awesome workout -- which was my reason for going. My 16 year old daughter and her boyfriend went about half-way before they popped-out. They waited for me at Bull-of-the Woods -- a spot that would make for an awesome overnight camping spot. I was not in shape for this hike and some what overweight, but I prevailed. My legs felt like collapsing beneath me many times. I ditched my backpack the last 1.5 miles to the peak and picked-it back up on my return trip. Waterproof windbreaker and plenty of water is a must all the way to the top. I will probably do this climb again to get back into shape.
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    Trail Information

    Carson National Forest
    Nearby City
    Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Difficult
    Skill Level
    Skiing, Camping
    Additional Use
    Carson National Forest, PO Box 110, Questa, NM 87556; (575) 586-0520; www.fs.usda.gov/carson
    Local Contacts
    Wheeler Peak, Latir Peak and Columbine- Hondo Wildernesses, Recreational Map of Red River, Taos Ski Valley, and Vicinity, Carson National Forest; Wheeler Peak 7.5-minute USGS quad
    Local Maps

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