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We had a great hike! It was an overcast day in mid August. There has been plenty of rain so it was quite green almost lush in areas.

Unbeatable views for the area and not a terribly long hike. That being said, expect few crowds, bushwhacking, steady climb, narrow trails, plenty of thorny bushes. I went in August after monsoon season and saw a rattlesnake on the trail so just be mindful of where you step and hike with a friend.

Gradual hills and a perfect distance for a lunch hike.

fly fishing
1 day ago

This trail was challenging for us TX flatlanders, however, it was really fun...we took it slowly and practiced some fly fishing at the lake (no bites today, but great fun)

Easy trail with great views from high up overlooking Angel Fire. Writing this in Aug 17, the trail is clear and varies between single and double track. Dogs ARE allowed.

The terrain was very rocky for many parts so be sure to wear your hiking boots. That was probably the hardest part for us because we wore tennis shoes, so our feet were/are still killing us. The hike was uphill and can be pretty difficult if you aren't acclimated to the elevation or aren't in good enough shape. It had many parts that were so beautiful and the lake was breathtaking. Tons of people on the trail when we went which was a bit of a negative for us.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Fantastic trek! Lots of great activities and it gets rugged the last two days. Just beautiful.

We never found the Arch. We went a few miles off the path even just looking for it but never did. The trail itself isn't clearly marked so we were constantly wondering which way was the correct way. Lots of fallen trees and plants/flowers in the trailway (which is fine). Do it if you want to go for a hike but not if you want beautiful views along the way.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

A great trail up and down the mountain. Some challenging points at the beginning/end of deciding the best way around the boulders in the arroyo. It's great to be back in the pines and scrub oaks that cover the whole valley between the ridges.

hiking
1 day ago

A great hike up and back down the mountain. It has some nice vistas and open views too. The view at the top is a bit hindered by the north and south peaks but still worth while. Thus the 4 star rating. Huge amounts of flora and fauna from a lot of rain recently! As with any hike in NM stay hydrated.