DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2552 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
9 months ago

Strenuous hike, great views. For more reviews, check out the Deception Peak reviews. Lake Peak is about 1/2 mile further -- but it's a somewhat tricky 1/2 mile which will take you about 1/2 hour. There are two routes, the top route along the ridge is a bit of a scramble; the lower trail is easier. The views from Lake Peak and Deception Peak are about the same, so for views the 1/2 hour to Lake Peak isn't going to give you that much more. Once you're on Lake Peak, though, Penitente Peak (about 45 minutes further is a pretty easy hike along a saddle that gives you a good view of the Pecos valley to the east.