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Williams Lake

Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM
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Beautiful hike, no rest for the flatlander.

Our family did this little hike a couple of years ago, and it was a great mountains-and-pine-trees... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jess and Callee... D
Fairview, Oklahoma
Nice pocket hike, tremendous view

Short, 2 mile hike in with 1000 ft elevations change. Altitude makes it harder if you aren't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Albany, New York
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Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family did this little hike a couple of years ago, and it was a great mountains-and-pine-trees hike. Only thing we didn't love was that the trail is a steady climb, with no breaks from climbing. A perfect trail would have an occasional level grade,...More

Thank Jess and Callee... D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short, 2 mile hike in with 1000 ft elevations change. Altitude makes it harder if you aren't acclimated. View att the lake is beautiful.

Thank Ricatao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike to Williams Lake is mostly through forest and you'll get to romp in some snow along the way. There is some climbing and rocks along the way, but easy to navigate. We had 17 people on the hike from 6 months to 69...More

Thank Penny37357
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Quite the adventure for a young family! Not an easy hike for little kids, but can be done. Not the views we've encountered near Estes Park or Williams Reservoir near Pagosa, but a great hike and neat place to rest, take in the beauty, and...More

Thank rocketsonicnova6273
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Moderately strenuous hike. Steadily uphill for about two miles above 10,000 feet. Rocky trail through thick fir and spruce forest. Lots of wild flowers. The lake itself isn't much bot the mountain views are gorgeous. We thoroughly enjoyed the hike.

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stayedin Taos Ski Valley in a cabin and got to see lots of the surrounding places there was. This was awesome one morning as the for was lifting from it.

Thank txbuddy
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Flatlanders take note: it starts at 10,200 ft elevation and climbs to 11,040 ft. Take your time and keep going - it's worth it. The first part of the trail is the steepest, so it does get easier. And it's all down hill to The...More

Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The hike itself was very enjoyable. Getting to the lake is mostly uphill, and when I went June 9th, there was a lot of snow. It made for a pretty icy and slushy hike, which was difficult with a toddler in a backpack. The view...More

1  Thank ljhinz
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A little difficult to find the trailhead, but a wonderful walk -- July/August has an explosion of great wildflowers and "wild" mushrooms.

Thank willisgreiner
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a fairly easy hike for people of all ages! You start this adventure near the Phoenix-Kachina lift of Taos Ski Valley Bring a picnic to enjoy after you reach the lake-remember something for the chipmunks and the birds!! This is a lovely outing...More

2  Thank bobbihaque
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18 April 2017|
Response from KathrynR105 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how much snow will be there in April, maybe a lot!