This Trail High Up In The New Mexico Mountains Has A Payoff Unlike Any Other

As far as hiking goes in the Land of Enchantment, there are countless peaks and valleys to choose from. This one trail in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness might be a bit strenuous, but it’s arguably one of the most beautiful payoffs in the country. Get a sturdy hiking stick and lots of water, and get ready to hike way up into the clouds for a view like you’ve never seen before.

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Looking for more New Mexico hiking? This trail leads to a beautiful lake that you’ll probably have all to yourself.