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Raven's Ridge

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (4)

A nice steep trail up the ridgeline to Lake Peak.


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

12,259' 3,737 m

High

10,853' 3,308 m

Low

1,561' 476 m

Up

155' 47 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

51%

Max Grade (27°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Start early and end early. The weather can turn very quickly on this ridge.

Description

This trail follows the Pecos Wilderness boundary fence line up the ridge from the intersection with the Winsor National Recreation Trail.

From the gate leading into the Pecos Wilderness Area follow the trail to the right or uphill along the fence line. As you climb you'll be treated to multiple vistas overlooking the Nambe drainage. The views are fantastic and resplendent with rocky mountains surrounding the crystalline lake below.

The trail is somewhat steep in sections as it crest two humps on the ridgeline. Eventually, you'll break free of the treeline and work your way up the grassy slope to Deception Peak and the junction with the Skyline Trail #251. This open area is generally wind scoured of all snow in the winter and can be a bad spot to be caught out when the lightning starts to look for targets...

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Peter Olson

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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in Ski Santa Fe

#10810

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#4

in Ski Santa Fe

#159

in New Mexico

#10,810

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Surveying the route up, and enjoying the view
Aug 6, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM
Smoke from Calf Canyon - Hermits Peak Fire near Las Vegas
May 3, 2022 near Santa Fe, NM
Baldy from Raven's Ridge
Jan 16, 2018 near Santa Fe, NM
A narrow section of the traverse to Lake Peak.
Apr 1, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM

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May 2, 2022
Private User
Jul 2, 2019
Valerie Norton
Second Lake Peak loop: https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2019/07/lake-peak-nambe-lake-and-aspen-peak.html
Sep 23, 2017
Philip Runyard