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Nambe Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
47% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 979' 298 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,374' 3,467 m
Low: 10,395' 3,168 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

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Trail shared by Peter Olson

A short trail following Rio Nambe to the lake that feeds the stream.

Peter Olson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This trail climbs up from the Winsor National Recreation Trail to Nambe Lake in a picturesque alpine bowl.

Description

This trail intersects the Winsor National Recreation Trail at the Rio Nambe crossing. Follow the babbling creek up and up to the beautiful lake almost 1000 feet above the trail intersection. The sometimes rocky and sometimes muddy trail traces the stream as it cascades down the mountain. Once at the top you are rewarded with a spectacular view of the lake and the cirque wrapping around and towering over the water. This is definitely a hands on the knees uphill. Once you reach the lake, you can continue to climb up without the benefit of a trail or turn around and head back down with a big smile on your face.

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  4.1 from 9 votes

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in New Mexico

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Ultradog takes a mid-run swim.
Oct 5, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM
Happy little falls on the way to Nambe Lake.
Oct 5, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM

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