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Winsor Trail #254 is a 12.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tererro, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and horses and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 12.3 mi Elevation gain 2,368 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Running

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Wild flowers

Blowdown

Over grown

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Vanessa Jaramillo
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John Giusto
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Hiking

I took the ridge trail to Stewart Lake then made a loop back (see recording). The “shortcut” trail 261 is no longer maintained and has A LOT of blowdown. Some of the trees, or collection of trees at a given spot, were at the perfectly wrong height to go over or under. Still, coming down was fast enough. Wouldn’t recommend it for backpacking, going up especially would be a pain.

Ken Johnston
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HikingOver grown

very good trail. well established. only did about two miles staying on the recommend trail. at 261 it had a sign saying not maintained by the forest service. taking 261 to stuart lake is the most direct route. will come back without kids and try it. we went out on the round about way for a little. for not finishing it was still fun.

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Emily Gossett
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Hiking

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.

John Sternenberg
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Hiking

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

David Brenner
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Max Chelini
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Todd Burt
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Tess Kerstetter
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Eduardo Briceño
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Seraphina Tisch
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John Giusto
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Troy Allison
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Troy Allison
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Alan Dunaway
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Derek Bryan
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Roman Griego
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Roman Griego
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Jeremiah Weigarten
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