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Gold Hill Loop is a 10.3 mile round trip hike with 3,442 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 60 miles west-southwest of Raton New Mexico. The trailhead is car accessible. July and June are the best months to enjoy this hike.
This scenic and diverse partial loop to one of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness high viewpoints qualifies as more of a strenuous hike to a mountain peak than to the top of a hill. Views from the two top high points at 12,711 feet rivals those of nearby Wheeler Peak (New Mexico's highest).
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.