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My husband and I took this hike the week of Thanksgiving prior to the ski area at Taos opening. The town was empty and quiet. The trail is about a mile past the ski resort heading up the mountain. In the winter you will definitely...More
We love the hike from the ski area up to William's Lake. It's about 4 miles roundtrip. Doing this in the winter is wonderful as you practically have the trail to yourself. We went before Christmas and the trail was packed down pretty well, snowshoes...More
Make sure you drive to the trailhead and not just the ski valley. This hike is beautiful. It had some snowpack in late October, but nothing really to worry about. Also, make sure you go to the right of the lake to see the cascading...More
We hiked this trail in October, amongst the snow. The terrain gradually had us climb from 10,000 feet to 11,000 feet. It was magical with the snow. We enjoyed the hike tremendously and would definitely do it again, although next time we would like to...More
This was a great hike to really get a feel (and good look at) the Taos Ski Valley. The trailhead is a mile or two above the main base lodge area at Taos Ski Valley (you'll want to drive up to it or get a...More
Went for a late afternoon jaunt, and it's a good thing we went when we did. There was a foreboding sign discouraging hikers from using the trail, in light of the many and heavy construction projects abounding in the woods. The builders appear to knock...More
Some of the reviews suggest this is an easy hike. That might be true for experienced hikers or for those more in shape. I don't fit either of those categories. I am moderately overweight and don't get a lot of exercise, plus I live at...More
Moderate hike, which ascends gently first through a smallish section of forest thinned for fire safety (not the most aesthetic but don't worry, this part is short) then intact forest. The trail ends at the lake, surrounded by high peaks.