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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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  • The hike to the lake was a little more challenging than my wife and I expected. The trail was hard to follow even though there were markers. There were tracks leading of in all different directions... 
    The hike to the lake was a little more challenging than my wife and I expected. The trail was hard to follow even though there were markers. There were tracks leading of in all different directions...  more »
  • This is a summer or early fall hike because it starts at over 9000' elevation and ends at the lake at the base of NM's highest mountain, Wheeler. This beautiful hike through forests and just below... 
    This is a summer or early fall hike because it starts at over 9000' elevation and ends at the lake at the base of NM's highest mountain, Wheeler. This beautiful hike through forests and just below...  more »
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  • Tough hike but worth it! Enchanted secluded spot.
  • Altitude sickness above the lake is real. But the lake is a beautiful place.

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