Windsor Trail to Spirit Lake

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Windsor Trail to Spirit Lake is a 11.6 mile out and back trail located near Tererro, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3454 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

forest

lake

wildlife

snow

hiking
11 months ago

camping
11 months ago

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.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

camping
Sunday, July 05, 2015

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.

hiking
Friday, August 02, 2013

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.