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San Leonardo Lakes Trail No. 10

Contact Info
Penasco, NM 87553

Phone:
575-587-2255
Basics
Length:
2.8 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9360 feet
Elevation Range:
9360 feet to 11660 feet
Elevation Change:
2300 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year Round

Description

It is possible to climb the high ridge to the east and drop down to the Trampas Lakes. This is a very steep and difficult climb of about 1,000 foot elevation change in less than a mile, but if you make the ascent you will be treated to a great view in all directions.

In the summer months the trail is used for hiking and horseback riding. In the Winter he trails are used for cross country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

Tour Companies

  • Santa Fe Area
  • Snowshoeing, Hiking
  • 505-660-0394

Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing From alpine to desert, Outspire guides enrich your experience by giving context to your hike. So that your destination is not only what you see, but a sense of where the area fits in New Mexico's history, geology and natural world. Our hiking guides are experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated to share the joy of being outside! Day hikes and winter snowshoe outings are planned to suit your interests and fitness.

Details

Length:
2.8 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9360
Elevation Range:
9360 feet to 11660
Elevation Change:
2300
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year Round
Useful Map(s):
USGS: El Valle, Truchas Peak

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

The 2.8 mile trail (from Las Trampas Campground) is rocky and climbs quickly up the canyon through dense conifer forests to San Leonard Lakes (11,400 feet). Sheer cliffs rise up from the south, creating a beautiful settings and a delightful climax for the trip up the canyon.


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