11 Jun Williams Lake Hike in Taos Ski Valley
Williams Lake Trail is located in Taos Ski Valley, a 40- minute picturesque drive from Blue Sky. It takes between 60 to 90 minutes to hike up to the lake and 30-60 minutes to come down. The hike is intermediate level and our children (from age 6) and parents (62+) have hiked it before.
It is absolutely beautiful and shady all the way up. If you are feeling brave, you can take a cold plunge in the icy cold water of Williams Lake (that is when there is water in the lake. Sometimes, during a drought there is no water in the lake. It depends on how much snow we get in the winter).
You can do this hike at all seasons. It is so different and so beautiful in every season.
Once you get to the lake, you can hike a bit to the right and there is a beautiful waterfall there.
Eat at The Bavarian. It’s really good food and excellent beer!
What to bring:
hiking shoes or tennis shoes
hiking poles if you have them can be helpful
sun block, hats and sun glasses
a sweater, as it can be chilly by the lake
swim suit and a towel if you want to cold plunge