Trampas Lakes Trail

HARD 14 reviews
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Trampas Lakes Trail is a 11.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Chimayo, New Mexico that features a lake 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
11.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2972 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

backpacking
9 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.

16 days ago

23 days ago

really gorgeous pair of lakes at the end. I wish it elevated out of the treeline a little more, still a great trail.

1 month ago

7 months ago

rickiwr than expected.
gorgeous trail. when you finally reach the trampas lakes sign turn left.

8 months ago

Beautiful hike. According to my tracking it turned out to be around 13 miles. The hike is pretty difficult and is pretty much uphill the entire way. The sign at the top that is supposed to lead you to the lake has vandalized arrows pointing both ways to Trampas lake. My intuition told me to go left and I was right. We even saw a baby bear on the hike down.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike. Tree-lined all the way, so views are limited. On the trail at 7 a.m. and finished at 2:30. Felt longer than 11.3 mi. (8/25/16)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

camping
Friday, November 20, 2015

hiking
Friday, October 09, 2015

fishing
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Decent hike up but very well worth it

hiking
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Just got back from this hike. It was absolutely gorgeous and definitely should be done by all! Make sure to check out Hidden Lake as well. It's only a mile to the right from the Trampas Lakes sign. I stopped by the rocky slope and watched the Pika play around :) If done early enough, it can for sure be a day hike! Enjoy!!

camping
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I have backpacked this trail many times. It is a nice hike and a wonderful lake. I highly recommend this trail. Also there are huge fish in the lake, so any one up to carying fly fishing gear is in for a treat.