Winsor Creek Loop

MODERATE 5 reviews
#7 of 14 trails in

Winsor Creek Loop is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Winsor Creek Summer Home, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1781 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

I want to start out by saying that the description of the loop being 7.7 miles is false. The reason we chose to hike this trail was because we thought a nice 7.7 mile looped hike with a lake would be great for a nice day hike. As the description stated it is VERY lightly trafficked and we only saw two other back packers who showed us an actual map of the trail showing the whole loop was more like 14 miles. If not for them we would have continued on never the wiser. We only packed enough food and water for a few hours of hiking. We would have loved to make it to Stewart Lake which is about 8-9 miles in but decided to turn around about 4 miles in so we could get back to the trailhead and not run out of water. We will try this hike again but make it a two day camping trip. This is the second time I have found a trail off the All Trails app and have been mislead or misinformed with distance or trail numbers. With all this being said, the hike itself is breathtaking. Lots of greenery, shade and wildflowers. Not to mention the first 1-2 miles you're hiking along Winsor Creek surrounded by thick brush and tons of butterflies. It didn't even feel like I was in New Mexico. It felt like I was hiking in the Pacific Northwest. Beautiful hike, but if you plan to complete full loop, be prepared for a long 14 mile hike.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail has great views, but it is just typical deep woods hiking. It has no special features and tends to drag on.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
Thursday, June 14, 2012