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Williams Lake, Taos

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Williams Lake is an alpine lake in Taos County, New Mexico, United States, located high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains below Wheeler Peak in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness of Carson National Forest. The lake is accessible via the Williams Lake Trail from the trailhead in Taos Ski Valley. The name is in reference to William Frazer, a gold miner who staked claims in the area and co-founded the mining camp of Twining during the late 1800s.

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  • Snow was packed down on the trail. 11,040 feet and lovely day!!!! A few hikers on the trail.... But not overly crowded.  more »
  • This is definitely a moderate hike. You need to be in decent shape. Kids can certainly do it if in decent shape. The trail is well-marked and easy to follow. The terrain is uneven for most of the....  more »
  • Moderate hike (on very clearly identified trail) up to the lake. Beautiful. Can be heavily trafficked at weekends and on holidays. Enjoy
  • Beautiful hike and scenery! It gets really crowded in peak summer times, would recommend getting an early start or setting up a tent.

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