Wheeler Peak | Blue Sky Retreat Center
Wheeler Peak is about a 4.5 mile hike at the Taos Ski Valley and it is not for the faint at heart. For someone in a top shape, this advanced level hike will take about 6 hours to complete. It is a beautiful and challenging hike and it is totally worth it. The highest point in the state of New Mexico at about 13,167 feet up offers a 360 degree stunning view that will take your breath away. What we recommend: hike up to Williams Lake (about 1 hr), have a picnic and a cold plunge in the lake.  If you decide to keep on to Wheeler Peak, be ready for another 5 more hours of intense hiking :)
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Wheeler Peak

 

Wheeler Peak is about a 4.5 mile hike at the Taos Ski Valley and it is not for the faint at heart.
For someone in a top shape, this advanced level hike will take about 6 hours to complete.
It is a beautiful and challenging hike and it is totally worth it.
The highest point in the state of New Mexico at about 13,167 feet up offers a 360 degree stunning view that will take your breath away.
What we recommend: hike up to Williams Lake (about 1 hr), have a picnic and a cold plunge in the lake.  If you decide to keep on to Wheeler Peak, be ready for another 5 more hours of intense hiking 🙂

What to bring:

hiking shoes – we do not recommend tennis shoes for this one.  The terrain is very rough.

hiking poles if you have them can be helpful

sun block, hats and sun glasses

water

a sweater, as it can be chilly by the lake

swim suit and a towel if you want to cold plunge in Williams Lake