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Absolutely beautiful hike through the canyons. We were able to hike down towards the confluence of the Red River and the Rio Grande. We followed along the Rio Grande for a while and took some great pics. Trails were pretty slippery and steep in some areas but nothing a good pair of shoes and balance can't handle. Elevation is between approximately 6-7000'.
Backpacked this trail with my family over the weekend. The hiking path was easy, clearly marked, clean, and beautiful. The Sawmill Park meadows were beautiful with flat and clean camp sites with fire rings. The close proximity to Horseshoe and Lost Lakes makes this a great destination because you can easily day hike to the lakes. Best of all there was no one at Sawmill Park, because most people camp at the lakes! The trail is 90% shaded which makes it a great trail in the summer.
One drawback is that Sawmill Park seems to be beneath a flight path, so planes are flying overhead most of the day and night.
Long five miles from Cabresto Lake to entry point at Heart Lake. From their you go West a bit and follow the switchbacks up the ridge. On top it is easy hiking to all the peaks. Vernado is the highest. Typically will see Mountain Sheep and the views are quite nice. Can reach from El Rito and for a fee from the LaTir lakes.