Taos Ski Valley Trails

A set of eight trails are located within the Taos Ski Valley as part of the Carson National Forest and Wheeler Peak Wilderness. As one hikes the steep elevations to reach many of the peak destinations, one will pass through forests and alpine meadows. Views from many of the peaks is phenomenal with a 360 view shed.

Trail Name Difficulty Distance Elev. Gain
1. Williams Lake Trail Moderate 4.2 mi / 6.6 km 965 ft
2. Wheeler Peak Trail Difficult 8.4 mi / 13.6 km 3,010 ft
3. Wheeler Peak Trail #90 Difficult 14.0 mi / 22.8 km 4,550 ft
4. Gold Hill & Lon Canyon Trail Difficult 9.9 mi / 16.1 km 3,130 ft
5. Gavilan Canyon Trail Difficult 4.6 mi / 7.4 km 2,250 ft
6. Lobo Peak via Italianos Canyon Trail Difficult 10.4 mi / 16.8 km 3,770
7. Lobo Peak via Manzanita Canyon Trail Difficult 8.6 mi / 13.6 km 3,810 ft
8. Lobo Peak via Yerba Canyon Trail Difficult 7.6 mi / 12.4 km 3,900 ft


Taos Ski Valley Hiking Trails
Taos Ski Valley Hiking Trails Map and Info (PDF 925 KB)
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Wheeler Peak Hike
Williams Lake.
Wheeler Peak Hike
Heart of Wood.
Wheeler Peak Hike
Chipmunk.
Wheeler Peak Hike
Pika.
Wheeler Peak Hike
Marmut.
Wheeler Peak Hike
Hike along the switchbacks.
Wheeler Peak Hike
Hike along the switchbacks.
Wheeler Peak Hike
At T-Junction looking north at Mount Walter.
Wheeler Peak Hike
At T-Junction looking south at Wheeler Peak.
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Looking northeast to Taos Ski Valley.
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Looking east to ski slopes.
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Wheeler Peak Plaque.

Photos by EMKotyk