The Mountain Lake Trail In New Mexico That’s Absolutely Breathtaking

While there are many exciting hikes in the Land of Enchantment, this moderate trail to an enchanting lake is filled with astounding views at every turn. Situated near Taos Ski Valley, the trek to this often snow-covered lake up in the mountains is the perfect natural oasis any time of year. Don’t be surprised if you have the lake to yourself, as it’s tucked away in the Carson National Forest and only those who know of its majesty make the trek. Along the way you’ll find outstanding views of the wilderness, and even a rushing waterfall to make this hike all the more special. Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to experience this unforgettable mountain trail that leads to a beautiful lake in Taos.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you ever taken this awesome hike to Williams Lake? Was it otherworldly? We’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments, and don’t forget to then go share photos from your hiking adventures with us in our New Mexico Nature Lovers Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram by tagging #onlyinnewmexico for a chance to be featured.

For another great trail in the Land of Enchantment, take this short and sweet hike to an underrated waterfall in Tijeras.