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Address: Red River, NM
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An extremely challenging, eight to ten mile hike (one way).

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Best if you have a couple days...

Hiked Wheeler many times from different directions. Be sure to plan your trip and if you have the time, make a 2-3 trip of it. If you are short on time, head out of Red River... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Terry428
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Ahoskie, North Carolina
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Ahoskie, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked Wheeler many times from different directions. Be sure to plan your trip and if you have the time, make a 2-3 trip of it. If you are short on time, head out of Red River, drive to one of the parking areas and hike up to some of the lakes, for shorter trip.

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Thank Terry428
Baird, Texas, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This hike up Wheeler is tough, once you get to the top it is breathtaking! There also a canister that you unscrew the cap and sign your name in the book to show you climbed Wheeler pike. Amazing hike but best to do inlate June or any of July

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Ontario, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a great climb that is not overly difficult. Be sure to be prepared for weather changes and have water. You may feel the altitude difference as you climb.

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Thank Laurie B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We took the Williams lake trail to the Wheeler peak trail. The Williams lake trail #62 is a fairly easy 2 mile hike, but it is very rocky at spots. The Wheeler peak trail cuts off to the left just as you come into view of Williams trail. Wheeler peak trail meanders through some woods which gradually thin out as... More 

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Thank John V
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I thought by hiking in late June, the trails would be free of snow and clear to the summit. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. I took the Bull of the Woods/Wheeler Peak trail.When I go up to the 11,500 foot level before reaching Frazer Mountain, I ran into many snow drifts which caused me to often lose the trail. After... More 

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Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

A friend and I hiked with our wives and kids. 4 of them ages 3-14 to Williams Lake. We set up a tent for them and made our way to the peak. There was a tremendous amount of snow that we were not predicting. 20 plus snow drifts may of which sunk us waist deep in snow. We were on... More 

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1 Thank Jerry V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Being able to hike and camp while going up Wheeler Peak was an extraordinary experience for my husband! ! Being up close and personal to the wilderness and animals living there was truly an adventure. So glad he finally took the time to accomplish another hike and proud to say he made it all the way up to Wheeler Peak!

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Thank LeeBandMimiDawn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Drive into Taos Ski valley, Follow the signs on the road ( you cant miss em) that say "williams lake trailhead" Park then begin your 2 casual miles to Williams Lake. This was late February and there was a decent 3-4 ft of snow on the ground. The trail was packed enough that I only needed microspikes. Then Cut left... More 

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We knew we weren't going to have time to get to the Peak (had massages scheduled for 5pm) but had the goal of making it to Lost Lake! Made it! Read reviews and asked the locals which trail was better! Middle Fork Lake or Lost Lake? Lost Lake was the consensus! We see why! When the trees parted for the... More 

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1 Thank Angla T
Allen, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

This was a nice hike/climb. 4 miles up, 4 miles back down..The first 2 miles not to bad, you can stop at Williams lake to rest. At the lake area you make the trail switch to go up to the peak.. 1st mile is through the forest, not to bad on the elevation, but about the last mile it comes... More 

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