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Gold Hill Loop, NM

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Rated  Favorite Wish List NM > North Central
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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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24  2010-08-15 gpsjoe
15  2010-08-15 Grasshopper
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,885
Routes 16,068
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Jul, Jun, Aug, Sep
Sun  6:06am - 5:30pm
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Overview
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.





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2010-08-30
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    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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    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);
    page created by Grasshopper on Aug 30 2010 9:02 am
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