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Love it!!!

backpacking
23 hours ago

Beautiful and challenging hike, we hiked it early August. Thanks to the good monsoon season it was amazingly green with tons of mushrooms along the way. The trail is shaded almost the entire way with the river running parallel to it. I am however surprised this trail is rated moderate; it is an aggressive incline the entire way up, rarely letting up. I would rate it an advanced/hard trail. But once you get there it's beautiful and worth the work. Latir Peak hangs overhead and great campsites around the lake. We didn't make it up to the peak, but will be back to head up for sure.
We got a nice mountain drizzle for a few minutes but lucked out and it cleared up to a beautiful afternoon. Tracked roughly 9 miles up and back and 2,360 elevation gain. We didn't end up doing the loop. It's an ass kicker for sure, especially with 25+ lbs on your back.

The first section of this hike is the best. I wouldn't bother going to the end unless you actually have to see the water. the rest of it is really only good for rock hunting because there isn't anywhere to sit and relax at the water unless you get in it.

My favorite place to go! Even if I have to do the 5 miles in and out, definitely worth it.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
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hiking
1 day ago

Great day trip, fun hike. Amazing views.

Great hike! Very manageable until hitting the tree line, then it gets pretty intense. The views are worth the effort.

Well maintained trail

2 days ago

Absolutely stunning, make sure to be off peak by noon during the summer due to thunderstorms.

hiking
2 days ago

9/16 Nambe Lake hike starts at the Santa Fe Ski Area parking lot. There are bathrooms at the trailhead (stinky but adequate). The trail starts off fairly steep, then levels off at a ridge line with a fence. Evergreens give way to Aspens, some just starting to turn. You can glimpse through the trees the opposite ridge and peaks. You lose elevation and then hit a stream where the next tough assent starts. It has been stated in a few reviews but I’ll confirm that the path is not well marked. If you are heading up the valley with the stream you are probably doing okay. My Alltrails map with my location tracker was handy to reassure us since neither me nor my companion had done this trail before. Lots of roots and rocks so take care and stop as needed.
The lake is at the base of a rock slide where the two ridges meet. People were on the ridge ~1000 feet above us. The lake is a nice peaceful reward for a strenuous climb. I walked around the lake and took pictures. We took some time to have lunch and then headed back.

backpacking
2 days ago

Great easy hike!

too many loud ppl for our hike. not too scenic till you get closer.

Tough, yet phenomenal hike. Definitely recommend some kind of GPS to make sure you stay on track. As others have said the trail is very over grown with shrub and other ruthless succulents. Wear some kind of lightweight hiking pants or else your legs will get beat up pretty good. Bring plenty of water. Also as others have said if you are trying to get on the trail that takes you to the peak and you find yourself at the waterfall on the Fillmore canyon trail you need to turn around. If you blink you will miss the entrance to the organ peak trail. All Trails map was great in keeping me on track. As your walking on the organ peak trail it is not marked by anything other then piles of rocks. If you find yourself off track coming down you can follow the stream down. The stream will take you to the Fillmore canyon waterfall. Good luck and enjoy the breathtaking views from the top.

Beautiful!