Description: Caballo Peak
Hiking time: ~ 7-8 hrs
Driving Time: About 1 hour + each way
Elevation Range: 8600' - 10,450'
Elevation Change: 3800'
R/T Distance: ~ 15 miles
Overall Rating: Advanced
This is a hike right out of the Day Hikes in Santa Fe book. Thought it would be fun to go somewhere new and check it out. It is an exploratory hike since I've never been but have directions, map and Gps and should be fairly easy to follow
This out and back hike begins in the Pajarito ski area in Los Alamos. Sounds like there are great overlooks and views of the Valle Caldera along the way and a panoramic view from the top of Caballo Peak. The terrain is varied
What to bring: Dress in layers. This time of year be prepared for sudden changes in weather and also changes with elevation gain
- water, always, of course
- headlamp or flashlight is mandatory but I expect to be to the cars by 5 or 5:30
- traction devices would be a good idea, just in case
We will meet in the parking lot west of the Office Depot parking area. Look for my red jeep wrangler. We will carpool to the the trail head. If you are running a late or lost call Z[masked]-0313.