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A short trail following Rio Nambe to the lake that feeds the stream.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

11,374' 3,467 m

High

10,395' 3,168 m

Low

979' 298 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

19%

Avg Grade (11°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail intersects the Winsor National Recreation Trail at the Rio Nambe crossing. Follow the babbling creek up and up to the beautiful lake almost 1000 feet above the trail intersection. The sometimes rocky and sometimes muddy trail traces the stream as it cascades down the mountain.

Once at the top you are rewarded with a spectacular view of the lake and the cirque wrapping around and towering over the water. This is definitely a hands on the knees uphill. Once you reach the lake, you can continue to climb up without the benefit of a trail or turn around and head back down with a big smile on your face.

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Shared By:

Peter Olson

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  4.2 from 10 votes

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in Ski Santa Fe

#7961

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#2

in Ski Santa Fe

#107

in New Mexico

#7,961

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Photos

On the way to Nambe Lake
Jun 24, 2020 near Santa Fe, NM
Nambe Lake
Jun 24, 2020 near Santa Fe, NM
Happy little falls on the way to Nambe Lake.
Oct 5, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM
Part way to the lake
Jul 28, 2021 near Santa Fe, NM
Nambe Lake
Jul 28, 2021 near Santa Fe, NM
Ultradog takes a mid-run swim.
Oct 5, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM

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