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very nice and easy hike

Do not take this trail early in the year. I recently attempted the hike into the lake, and there was far too much snow. The trail seems really nice and fairly easy, but it's near impassable in the snow. I'd recommend waiting until June or later.

I do this hike all the time with my dog. It's pretty easy although at some points the trail gets confusing but take a picture of the map and follow the trail markers as you go along. Halfway through the trail you get a great southern view. The trail is very beautiful especially in the fall when the leaves change colors.

Great quick access to Wheeler Peak. Normally I take a two day hike from the Red River valley, but this is a nice shorter version.

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A great hike. I've been going there for more than 20 years and I never get bored.

Fantastic views of the crest! The snow made it feel and look like a winter wonderland. It was very cold that day so make sure to wear layers if you are going in the winter.

Absolutely wonderful hike! There are places which are steep, but he views are well worth it! From the trail head parking it we took approximately 4 hours up and 2 1/2 down. On the way down we had to wait for 3 Bighorn to move off the trail, so it was a nice, unexpected break. This is not a heavily traveled trail, but easy to follow. There were several families and older hikers on the trail. Watch out for the winds on the top, it can get cold even late July!

By far my favorite hike/trail run in the Santa Fe area!! I hiked Baldy and then trekked down to Lake Katherine. Some steep exposed areas but overall fairly moderate. Can't wait to try it in the winter.