I spotted a few campsites there. Truchas Lake Loop via Beatty's Trail . DIFFICULT 14 .0 mi. Holy Ghost Trail – Trail #283. help. . Hiking Trails (4) 1. Accessed through Iron Gate via Hamilton Mesa, Beatty's, and Sebadilloses. We moved on a bit farther to visit Pecos Baldy Lake, for lunch in the sun. This is a magnificent place to give tired feet a break, pull a couple plums out of your pack, or take photos of the high summit block you are about to approach. The first time some of our group was unprepared for the difficulty of the hike so we set up camp once the trail hit jacks creek at the 257 and 259 crossing. Cave Creek Trail – Trail #288. Lots of blowdown toward the end. DIFFICULT 9.4 mi. I went backpacking on the Jack's Creek Trail. We leave from our camp spot just before Jacks Creek Trail (#257) and we take Jacks Creek Trail all the way up to Pecos Baldy Lake. Pecos Baldy Lake all-day ride - Cloud 9 Trails. Pecos Wilderness is a protected area in New Mexico. "You people come up here (here referring to anything pretty in nature, I assume) and then it's all ruined. Cloud 9 Trails: Pecos Baldy Lake all-day ride - See 11 traveler reviews, 13 candid photos, and great deals for Pecos, NM, at Tripadvisor. It’s very much noticeable especially at campsites. Quantity. Pecos Baldy Lake: Nearly 15 miles round-trip on Beatty’s Trail 25 to Jack’s Creek Trail 257; trailhead in Jack’s Creek Campground equestrian area, at end of FR 555. On 6/19/09 and 6/20/09 me and 5 others, including leaders, went on a weekend backpacking trip that would take us to some of the best features of the Pecos Wilderness, NM. GPS Route. This trail switchbacks up the north facing slope to the south of Pecos Baldy Lake and continues to the top of the ridge. Full Day Trail Ride - Pecos Baldy Lake. Afternoon options are a day hike to explore the Truchas Lakes or a continuation to a dry camp beyond Truchas Lake. Pecos Baldy is a mountain in New Mexico and has an elevation of 12,487 feet. Pecos Baldy summit, view north. Fireweed growing along the trail to East Pecos Baldy Lake The trail reenters unburned forest before crossing a small creek and making the final climb to East Pecos Baldy Lake. by . Since we reserve your horses for your date(s), this deposit is non-refundable. Beautiful trail, it very good condition this September. Just before reaching the lake, there will be another trail junction. Plenty of unofficial areas to camp, and the stars are amazing at night! Two days, one person, 19 miles and 3000 feet elevation gain. with food and water. Save. Nambé Lake: About 8.5 miles round-trip on Winsor Trail to Nambé Lake Trail 400; trailhead at Santa Fe Ski Area. The approach out here is long enough that I wanted to get them all in one swoop, despite the fairly long mileage and my still-recovering injury. Not the case. 8.45 miles; about 3300' gain Knowing we had an entire day to hike a long, but gentle grade to camp, we woke up around 8am and started hiking around 9:15am. I feel as if I hit the weather jackpot that day, as the temperature ranged from mid-30s to mid-60s with only light wind. Make certain that someone knows your intended route and your estimated time of return. Facebook; Twitter; Email; directions Driving Directions. Dry trail, started at 11am, arrived at the lake at 2:45pm, had a snack and took some photos, headed down at 3:15 and arrived back at my car at 5pm. Good thing my time's almost over. Thanks in advance! The surrounding views were lovely, Lake Peak visible to the west and Pecos Baldy to the north, humps of rock amongst the otherwise lightly rolling landscape. I went backpacking on the Jack's Creek Trail. He recommended bushwhacking up the north ridge circling around to Santa Fe Baldy. I did this hike 5/3 -5/4 from Jacks Creek. I've been to Pecos baldy lake once this summer (Memorial Day) and then hiked a different loop (Cave Creek/Horsethief Meadow/Dockweiler/Jacks Creek) but again camped at the junction of Dockweiler/Jack's creek in August. share Share . Hunde und Pferde sind auf dem Weg erlaubt. Though these paths may have been cleared by now. If you know the trail from Jack’s Creek to Easy Pecos Baldy, the land will feel familiar here – it’s the same gradually sloping hills and fire recovery fauna you’ll see if you walk to East Pecos Baldy Lake from Jack’s Creek. After the jacks creek crossing it becomes VERY steep and difficult for another 3+ miles to the lake. East Pecos Baldy to Beatty’s Trail The trail remains in good condition throughout this entire section, which includes Trailriders Wall and Truchas Lakes. Santa Fe Baldy and associated north aspect trails still have considerably snow. Review/Journal of a Hike. I exclaim with my regular over-excitedness for everything. In our small group of 6 two of use were ultralight backpackers. Trail is wet/boggy in many areas. Las Vegas Ranger District Office is located at 1926 N 7th Street in Las Veags, New Mexico. Take plenty of water. We stayed overnight July 4th - 6th and hiked up Truchas on the 5th (about 10 miles round trip from camp). Pecos Baldy Lake ist ein 14.7 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Tererro, New Mexico. The beginning of the trail has some tree cover and becomes more exposed toward the top of the peak. Trampas Campground via Trampas Lakes Trail. "To hike!" Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, gejoggt und geritten werden. These features included visits to Pecos Baldy Lake, Trail Riders Wall, and sights such as the 3 … These features included visits to Pecos Baldy Lake, Trail Riders Wall, and sights such as the 3 Truchas Peacks. Still a lot of snow along Skyline. Day 4 – East Pecos Baldy Lake to Truchas Lake/s. Day 4 – East Pecos Baldy Lake to Truchas Lake/s. I know because it's the way the paper is folded. Luckily I stumbled upon the trail to East Pecos Baldy early in my search and after consulting with Callahan, we made plans to hike it … Back Country Horsemen-Pecos Chapter cleared Trail 25 from Jack’s Creek Trailhead to Beatty’s Cabin. I briefly debated skipping the Pecos Baldy Peaks, but was determined to hit all my goals for the day. We will not only visit the wildernesses most impressive alpine lake but we will also climb the highest peak. Tags : East Pecos Baldy Lake, East Pecos Baldy Trail, New Mexico, Pecos Wilderness, Santa Fe National Forest. Pecos Baldy Lake: Nearly 15 miles round-trip on Beatty’s Trail 25 to Jack’s Creek Trail 257; trailhead in Jack’s Creek Campground equestrian area, at end of FR 555. It … The most beautiful trail and well groomed. From this point the Sky Line Trail drops down to Lake Katherine. Eventually I was able to escape the angry lady and start out from the Jacks Creek Trailhead. Continue past and almost immediately enter the Pecos Baldy Lake basin. Worth it though. (Click image to enlarge) It ranks as the 35th highest mountain in New Mexico and the 1,248th highest mountain in the United States. Back Country Horsemen-Pecos Chapter cleared Trail 25 from Jack’s Creek Trailhead to Beatty’s Cabin. It was VERY HARD! Johnson Lake Trail – Trail #267. She's clearly very upset. This ridgeline was probably the highlight of the day: great views and a mini scramble. Aspen Spur Trail – Trail … They couldn't grasp the fact that despite the altitude, we were taking off our coats and lying back, just relaxing and enjoy the scenery. This is the second time backpacking this trail. A nice trail leads to the summit of East Pecos Baldy, and a short Class 2 scramble leads across the ridge to Pecos Baldy (the shorter of the two). The second day’s route follows the broad alpine ridge of Trailriders Wall to a camp just south of high Truchas Lake. These features included visits to Pecos Baldy Lake, Trail Riders Wall, and sights such as the 3 Truchas Peacks. The trail reenters unburned forest before crossing a small creek and making the final climb to East Pecos Baldy Lake. Full Day Trail Ride - Pecos Baldy Lake. Pecos Baldy Lake is a 14.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tererro, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Seasonal Popularity. A trail lead to the south away from the lake and eventually around the rim to the summit. Super dry and dusty on Round mtn. Hiking trip report for Truchas Peak and Pecos Baldy, located in Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico. Once you get to the lake the views are fantastic though. You being here is a sign that it's the end for this beautiful place." I suppose since she moved to the area 20 years ago, she can claim ownership of this trail. Vigil Lake Trail – Trail #352. Last spring, I did North Truchas Peak and the remoteness of the area and general relative obscurity of the peak cluster beckoned me back. Photoset. From the top of Deceoption peak, the trail descends towards a saddle between Lake Peak. Just before reaching the lake, there will be another trail junction. No Fish Lake via West Fork Trail. Great base camp for hiking Truchas Peak. Price $175.00. Private Messages . Wonderful hike. Off-trail hike: Santa Fe Baldy is a ... Santa Fe Baldy rises in the Pecos Wilderness within the Santa Fe National Forest, on the water divide between the Rio Grande and the Pecos River. Weather is cool/slightly warm during the day and cool/cold at night during the peak season. A vast system of trails provide plenty of day hiking and backpacking for adventure seekers of all levels. Joining the Skyline Trail (#251), we made it to Pecos Baldy Lake just before a thunderstorm. :). The day before we had met an old timer camping on the backside of the lake. This time, a Camp Robber found us. Easy to follow. There wasn't too much snow at the lake itself but a summit of Pecos Baldy was out of the question without significant snow travel. At this point the trail continues to follow the drainage but the creek is not seen again until we near the lake. 10/12-10/13 Pecos Baldy Lake backpacking: featuring aspen trees, a lake, Trailriders Wall and bighorn sheep. 3 hours 45 out and 3 hours back to Jacks Creek trailhead. I woke up feeling about 200% better than I had felt waking up the day before. From Santa Fe, it is approximately 1 hour driving time. This portion of the hike was fairly tough but very beautiful. Great trail. Looking out across Lake Stewart we could see Santa Fe Baldy and the small bowl that hid Lake Katharine. I continued up to the summit, Class 2 scrambling with the occasional resemblance of a trail leading to a final steep section up the slope where the trail seemed to wander off. This is a 27.5 mile out-and-back hike with 8200 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 10-14 hours to complete. At 12,500 feet, Pecos Baldy is New Mexico's 31st highest peak and one of the highest summits in Pecos Wilderness. Since we reserve your horses for your date(s), this deposit is non-refundable. Absolutely gorgeous hike. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke nur für erfahrene Abenteurer geeignet. One of the largest Alpine lakes in the wilderness Pecos Baldy Lake rests at the foot of the impressive Pecos Baldy (12,600) This area is rich in biodiversity providing a much loved habitat for … Pecos Baldy Lake and Truchas Attempt - Trip Report "Now here I am a dying upon the Matterhorn. Very dry and dusty. Pecos Baldy from East Pecos Baldy. Spent the night and day hiked to Truchas Lakes. DESTINATION. A trail lead to the south away from the lake and eventually around the rim to the summit. Backpackers are reporting very heavy snow on the Skyline Trail 251 in the Lake Katherine area. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, gejoggt und geritten werden. Er führt entlang eines Sees und es gibt oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Forest Road 555, Jack's Creek Campground, Pecos, NM 87552. with 2+ liters of water and 2 days food and the other ultralighter,Scott,with a total of 14 lb. Pecos Baldy from Mapcarta, the free map. Perfect for hikers craving a sweet, secluded spot in the Pecos, this 11.5-mile overnight begins with a gradual forested climb on the well-established Serpent Lake Trail #19 and crosses into the wilderness near mile 3 (where the climbing also mellows). Haven’t been up to the lake in almost 5 years. No Change. Er führt entlang eines Sees und es gibt oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. $220.00 Price. The Pecos baldy trail is well traveled because of the spectacular high mountain scenery, wild life, flowers. She let me know she was also upset about the (and these are certainly not my words) "fat b****es who wipe their snatches and leave toilet paper everywhere. It seemed to be melting quickly. We camped for two nights, the first a little shy of the lake because we were spent, then the next at the lake. Once two seperate districts, the Pecos/Las Vegas District now functions as one unit, sharing a District Ranger and Staff Officers. East Pecos Baldy route from Pecos Baldy Lake Beautiful trail, the lake was fantastic, no trouble finding a camping spot. A half mile of hiking will keep us alongside the welcoming waters and will bring us to the junction with the Dockweiler trail. From here one can follow the ridge to the west, where there is a well-worn route to access the peak, or continue along the Skyline Trail to Lake Katherine, which sits in a high glacial cirque. Our climbing will begin again as we ascend the creek’s drainage to it’s source (Pecos Baldy Lake). 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