Winsor Ridge to Stewart Lake Hike
In Pecos Region
|Last Update||2019-09-26 10:17:36.0|
|Avg Grade||9 %|
|Drive Miles Round Trip||200|
|Drive Time Oneway||2:00|
|Hiking Seasons||Smmr, Fall|
|Hike Rating||(5.0 by 1 hikers)|
|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.
Cautions 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. PARK in the lot at the intersection with FR-121.
Actual Hike From PARK-WIN RIDGE, start hiking on the Winsor Ridge trail which goes steadily uphill. Pass the JCT-CAVE CREEK (0.2 mi). At the next trail junction, go LEFT (1.0 mi). Continue hiking uphill through the forest. Depending on your start time and how fast your group hikes uphill, you may want to eat lunch before you come to the TO LAKE SIGN (5.6 mi) and the LAKE (5.9 mi). Otherwise, eat lunch at the lake. Return the way you came.
Comments THIS HIKE WILL RETURN LATE. This is a long hike, so allow plenty of time.
The elevation data were obtained from a track recorded on a Garmin 64st; average grade from National Geographic Topo.
Garmin Topo U.S. 24K Southwest, Garmin BaseCamp Version 4.6.2 © 2008-2016 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries (www.garmin.com)
Map File Download it. Usually a larger image.
PARK: N35 48.712, W105 39.601
JCT-CAVE CREEK: N35 48.787, W105 39.734
LEFT: N35 48.976, W105 40.043
TO LAKE SIGN: N35 49.936, W105 43.183
LAKE: N35 49.856, W105 43.457
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GPX:WayTrack, 26Sep19, Garmin, Debbie Manoogian
|Text Author||Nan Burke|
|Map Author||Marilyn Warrant|
|Waypoints Author||Marilyn Warrant|
|Track Author||Debbie Manoogian|
|Maintainer||Unassigned (contact Administrator)|