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Be aware that there is a cut off road in order to get to the trail head! Very scenic and beautiful trail. Lots of wild life, be aware if traveling with a dog theres a lot of interesting smells and animals that could spike there interest. Very green and wet this time of year! Once you get to the top it's quite the view to take in!

Wheeler Peak is so far the highest point I have ever reached. It was a great hike. I started at 7:00 am to avoid the heat and possible afternoon thunderstorm. I reached the peak at 10:30 am and got down to parking lot at 2:00 pm. I took a short detour to Williams Lake, where I had some snacks. Make sure you have hiking poles. The snow covered trail after tree line was really slippery.

Great trail! Took 2hr 40min from car to summit. Then another 1.5 hours or so to descend. Had a great lunch and delicious beer at the Bavarian down by the ski lift. Back to car by 2pm with a 7:30am start. Very windy up top so I suggest bringing some layers. Saw a lot of people today with no extra clothing. Also hiking boots and poles are helpful for the talus fields and remaining snow slopes you will cross.

Bull of the woods trail is the only way to go.

this is one of my favorite hikes of all time. the first mile or so is very easy and gradual but there is a steep part the requires hand over feet scurrying across steep rocks. Because of this 200 yard section it should be rates Difficult.
the view from the top is worth it and the best! don't get too close to the edge though the rocks at the top are not considered stable.

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail with Amazing views! If you want to make it to the lake though make sure you have Hiking boots and Trekking sticks. The last mile you encounter snow and you need to be properly prepared or its a bit dangerous! Overall great trail!

Did this hike at the end of June. Really good hike. The things to prepare for are snow still in patches where you need to traverse and also a fairly steep climb towards the summit. The views are fantastic and the weather in the mornings is good for a hike. We saw many marmots, big horns, and chipmunks above the tree line. Wear sturdy hiking shoes because it does get rocky at the top. You will start around 10,000 ft and climb a little over 3,000. I live at higher altitude so the thin air wasn't too bad but you definitely need to take account of it. Rain can come in after lunch. Outstanding scenery the whole way with light foot traffic for us. We refueled at 5 Star Burgers in Taos. Great spot to unwind and reflect.

hiking
10 days ago

backpacking
10 days ago

Great Trail! The last mile or so is packed with snow which makes the trail a bit more challenging. Be prepared with extra socks. The view is incredible.

Parts of trail were covered in slush/snow in mid-June. Definitely need layers to keep warm. The view of the lake was stunning!