Beatty’s Cabin Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A long day hike or backpack through forest and lush meadows into the heart of the Pecos Wilderness at the Pecos River. This trail makes a great day hike or, even better, an overnight trip into the heart of the Pecos Wilderness.
The 223,000-acre wilderness is the second largest in the state and contains many of the highest peaks and a large concentration of alpine lakes and streams. The trail climbs from Iron Gate Campground through conifer forest up onto Hamilton Mesa, a beautiful area of meadows with panoramic views of the 12,000- and 13,000-foot peaks of the Pecos Wilderness."