Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Winsor Ridge - Stewart Lake - Winsor Creek Hike
In Pecos Region

Hike Id H10495
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:03:14.0
Hike Class D
Hike Miles 9.9
Minimum Elevation 8140
Elevation Gain 2090
Total Uphill 2260
Total Downhill 1970
Avg Grade 10 %
Route Type CCW Loop
Drive Miles Round Trip 200
Drive Time Oneway 2:00
Hiking Seasons Smmr, Fall
Hike Rating (Hike not rated)
New Mexico Game Unit 45
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Highlights A strenuous hike in the woods with lush wildflowers along the trail, as well as at the lake. Conifers & aspens. Ridge trail with views.

Cautions Steep (12% grade) downhill. Hiking poles recommended. High altitude; not recommended for hikers with respiratory disorders.

Trailhead Directions From Albuquerque, go north on I-25 to Exit 299 Glorieta. Cross over the highway, turn right onto NM 50, and travel 6 mi to the town of Pecos and a junction with NM 63. Turn left, and proceed 20.2 mi to Cowles. Drop off the hikers at the intersection with FR-121. Drive the vans down FR-121 about 1.5 mi to the Winsor Creek trailhead, leave one van, and drive the other back to the hikers and PARK.

Comments THIS HIKE WILL RETURN LATE. This is a long hike, so allow plenty of time.

You can do the hike without the shuttle, but then at least the drivers need to walk another 1.1 mi back to the Winsor Ridge trailhead, making it an E hike for them.

Map created by TOPO!® ©2011 National Geographic

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PARK-WIN RIDGE: N35 48.712, W105 39.601
JCT-CAVE CREEK: N35 48.787, W105 39.734 (0.3 mi)
LEFT: N35 48.976, W105 40.043 (1.1 mi)
TO LAKE SIGN: N35 49.936, W105 43.183 (5.7 mi)
LAKE: N35 49.856, W105 43.457 (6.1 mi)
CROSS: N35 49.428, W105 43.628 (6.7 mi)
JCT-WIN CREEK: N35 49.327, W105 43.298 (7.2 mi)
JCT-WINSOR: N35 48.958, W105 41.438 (9.2 mi)
PARK-WIN CREEK: N35 48.965, W105 40.715 (9.9 mi)

DQ: N35 34.509, W105 41.763

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GPX:WayTrack, 15Aug12, Garmin, Cindy McConnell

Text Author Cindy McConnell
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Marilyn Warrant
Track Author Cindy McConnell
Maintainer Marilyn Warrant