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Gold Hill Loop, NM

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 10.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,438 feet
Elevation Gain 3,254 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,442 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 27.51
Interest Historic, Perennial Creek & Peak
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Preferred   Jul, Jun, Aug, Sep
Sun  7:13am - 5:12pm
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Official Route
1 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Wheeler Pk Wilderness- Scenic Loop Drive
Wheeler Pk Wilderness- Scenic Loop Drive
0.0 mi away
124.0 mi
6,500 ft
Wheeler Peak via Bull of the Woods Trail
Wheeler Peak via Bull of the Woods Trail
0.0 mi away
15.0 mi
4,302 ft
Wheeler Peak #62 - #90 Shuttle
Wheeler Peak #62 - #90 Shuttle
1.3 mi away
10.8 mi
3,363 ft
Williams Lake from Upper Trailhead
Williams Lake from Upper Trailhead
1.3 mi away
4.9 mi
1,285 ft
Wheeler Peak via Williams Lake
Wheeler Peak via Williams Lake
1.3 mi away
8.0 mi
3,000 ft
Gavilan Trail #60
Gavilan Trail #60
1.8 mi away
3.0 mi
2,289 ft
Lost Lake Trail #91
2.2 mi away
Wheeler Peak Summit Trail #67
Wheeler Peak Summit Trail #67
2.9 mi away
2.2 mi
2,106 ft
Mount Walter
3.1 mi away
Sawmill Park
3.7 mi away
11.0 mi
1,500 ft
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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).

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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.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From the center of Taos, NM: Drive 4 miles north on NM 64 to the junction of NM 150 and NM64. Turn right onto NM150 and drive 15 winding road miles up to the upper parking lot of Taos Ski village. After the large welcoming sign on the left, turn into the large upper parking lot and follow it approx .3mls past this upper lot area to the Trail Head parking and Trail#90 start on the left side, just behind the wilderness information sign. (Also see posted GPS Driving Route from the intersection of NM 64/150 to TH Parking and Trail Start);
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