North Truchas Peak Backpacking Trip

HARD 7 reviews
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North Truchas Peak Backpacking Trip is a 32.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Geronimo, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
32.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,765 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a hike through lush valleys designed to incorporate a stay at Truchas Lakes (11,870'), with a final climb of North Truchas Peak (13,024').  Stands of Englemann spruce, Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and Aspens in some of the old burn areas.

backpacking
18 days ago

Just finished this solo. 4 day 3 night. Amazing trail. Well marked with minimal deadfall. I did counterclockwise up Beaty’s to Skyline then West to Jack’s creek South. Didn’t summit anything as the weather was schizophrenic. Rained and hailed 80% of the time, so, plenty of water. Woke to ice covered everything on day 3. Lots of thunder and lightning shows. Had a coyote play hide and seek for a couple of miles on day one.
Will return.

backpacking
4 months ago

The Truchas lakes are my favorite destination in the Pecos. Skyline trail is absolutely beautiful. The treck is a difficult one but it’s totally worth it.

hiking
11 months ago

I did South Truchas in a day and had to go off trail at the end of skyline, but all above the treeline and clearly visible. skyline is one of the most beautiful trails I've ever been on!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gorgeous views but long hike. Not clearly marked above Pecos Baldy lake.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017