Winsor Trail to Spirit Lake

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Winsor Trail to Spirit Lake is a 11.9 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 nature trips and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,362 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

wildlife

snow

1 month ago

Totally worth the hike. The first mile is rough but not too bad after that.

hiking
1 month ago

Tough, but so beautiful! Nice to see so much green and so much water in this state.

camping
Sunday, July 31, 2016

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.

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.

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sunday, August 23, 2015