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    Williams Lake Trail 62

    Carson National Forest, New Mexico
    Elevation Gain1,272ft
    Trailhead Elevation10,183ft
    Elevation Min/Max10180/11153ft
    Elevation Start/End10183/10183ft

    Williams Lake Trail 62

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    Garland, TX
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    The Williams Lake area is just so beautiful. We were there early in the morning, and it was so peaceful. If you are hiking to the summit of Wheeler Peak, Williams Lake is well worth the short diversion before ascending Wheeler.

    The road to the trailhead is a little confusing in places. It travels through a residential area, and there's a lot of construction. Drive through the Taos Ski Village parking area to a road on the far end (Twining Road, not marked as I recall). Follow it just past a small lake, and turn left on Zap's Road. Take a right at the next T intersection. A parking lot for the trailhead is not far from there.
    Aubrey, TX
    Explorer | 55 pts
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    Hats off to the people who have designed and maintained this trail. From just a couple miles in the fact that this area is old growth becomes obvious as you are treated to one sensory treat after another. The stunning views from the top of the divide are equaled by the lushness of the forest itself. Hiking this trail is an opportunity to experience the world as it was when it was still young. What a magnificent artist the creator is!

    Trail Information

    Carson National Forest
    Nearby City
    Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Skill Level
    Carson National Forest, PO Box 110, Questa, NM 87556; (575) 586-0520;
    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
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