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Went late this afternoon with an age range from 3 - 60 years. Everyone did fine! Due to a late start and a 3 year old, we did not make the whole trail - but it was not too difficult for anyone, was absolutely beautiful and everyone had a great time.

I hiked this trail in March. The trail was pretty overgrown with thorn bushes. I made it 5 miles before my dog and I could not cross the amount of dead and fallen trees. It was a fun hike but I was wearing shorts and by the time I got back to the trailhead my legs were scratched pretty badly and every step hurt. The trail needs some serious maintenance and the final mile or two towards Capitan Peak were not passable without doing some 'balance beam' moves over the downed trees.

hiking
1 day ago

Set off a little later than ideal, around 8:00 am, with my sister (both of us pushing 50) and 7 kids (13 to 17), all of us Texas flatlanders. The kids moved like gangbusters while my sister and I consistently slowed them down, especially my sister who was wrestling with the altitude. I stopped periodically to take pictures and shoot FB live videos when I had service, and the kids frequently got distracted by snowball fights, chipmunks, and marmots. Unfortunately, just below the last steep climb, a storm cloud started rolling in and I forced everybody to turn around and head back for the trees. To speed up our descent, we opted to sled down a long patch of snow rather than following a particularly tiresome switchback. That was fabulously fun! It drizzled on us all the way back to Williams Lake then stopped. We ate our lunch then trudged back to the Bavarian Inn, where we scarfed down pretzels, french fries, and sodas. We were disappointed that we didn't make it to the top but it was a great experience.

horseback riding
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

It was really pretty! Coming back we took the Miner Trail and did a loop back. It was pretty steep and not as well traveled. Fun to see something different. Pretty views of Sierra Blanca from Miners Trail too!

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

This is a great hike and the descriptions of it on All Trails were spot on. I'm a decently in-shape guy from the Midwest and this terrain and the altitude were a tough challenge, so I for sure agree with the "hard" rating. I was pretty wiped and I got a late start in the day so I turned back downhill maybe at about the 3/4 mark, when I found the TWA flight 260 wreckage. For reference, this is just about where the trail is directly under the tramway cables. Awesome views, cool terrain; I saw lots of lizards, birds, and yes, one giant Diamondback Rattle snake, so be careful! I did get a little off track a couple times but unopened the All Trails app and was able to see where I went wrong and got back on track. If you get lost, backtrack a little and check the app/map. Don't start too late in the day, I got rained on a little right at the end of my hike. I definitely recommend this trail!

mountain biking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Moderate means if your in decent shape and not carrying 50 extra lbs you'll (should) have a fine time. But it's a good idea to also pay attention to that chart below the map that tells you altitude. In this case it means you start at 10,244 and no matter which way you go in your 4mi trek you will climb 1,821ft, mostly up. Also, they let cows go to pasture all over the ski basin. I'm sure there us a terribly good, very green, reason. But the whole place is covered in cow pies, smells like shit, literally, and the flies were unbearable. It was like being on a Midwest farm in the middle of summer. Something I moved to the southwest and go hiking in the mountains to get away from. Will NOT repeat this venture.

Gorgeous views but long hike. Not clearly marked above Pecos Baldy lake.

backpacking
2 days ago

Busier than expected but absolutely lovely. Took about 4.5 hours up and 2.5 down. We camped between the two lakes at the top. Not much snow left as of June 24.

mountain biking
2 days ago

not easily marked. needs more markings

Nice short trail!

Absolutely gorgeous hike! From wandering through the aspen groves to following the mountain stream to the well-earned reward of Nambe Lake after a challenging uphill trek - this was every thing I look for in a hike!