Windsor Trail to Spirit Lake is a 11.6 mile out and back trail located near Tererro, NM that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October.
Hiked up from Santa Fe ski basin. Altitude, ascent and packs make this a difficult but rewarding hike. Is about 6.8 miles from ski area and 4+ hours with heavy packs. The lake area is a peaceful oasis. Hiked it in late July and experienced frequent weather change. Highly recommend it.
Great lake. Great hike. Follows the Winsor trail the entire way. Two short elevation gains, one right at the beginning and one right after the last stream. Finding a campsite 200ft from the lake can be a task.
Absolutely beautiful hike and lake! Lena's review was extremely helpful while doing the trail. The beginning of the trail is difficult but it becomes much easier as you continue on.
I'm thinking of doing this hike again because someone told me that Johnson lake and Katherine lake aren't too far away from it.