This is an extended weekend trip.
We will meet Friday morning at the trailhead, backpack to the lake and camp at the lake on Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday will be a day for hiking around the area with the option of summiting Wheeler Peak and/or other peaks in the area. Sunday we will hike out and drive home.
We will be hiking up trail 91, passing Lost Lake, to Horseshoe Lake where we will set up camp.
Please Note: Anyone attending our trips must have a signed Waiver & Release form on file with us. This waiver covers all trips and activities so you only need to sign it once. If you have not already signed this form it can be downloaded from our "Files" section and turned in to the organizer when you arrive for the trip.
If you RSVP "Yes" for this trip please plan on attending. Please read our RSVP Policy located in our "Pages" section.
The deadline for changing a "YES" RSVP to a "NO" RSVP is July 19, 2013
Trip Dates: August 2 (Friday morning) thru August 4 (Sunday hike out)
Drive Time to Trailhead/Camp Area on Friday Morning: 3.5 hours from ABQ
Campground/Trailhead Location: West Fork trailhead at the end of Forest Service Road 58
Directions to Camp Area/Trailhead: Drive to Red River. If you are coming from Questa, drive through Red River. Bear right at fork and head south on NM 578 which is Forest Service Road 58. Drive 8.3 miles down FS 58 to the road's end at the parking area and the West Fork trailhead.
Trip Rating: Moderate (day hikes could be difficult with elevation gain)
Trail Length: 7 miles Friday, 7 miles Sunday (14 miles total)
Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
Elevation: 11,950 ft (at lake)
Expected Temps: Highs 70's, lows in upper 40's to 50's
Link to Horseshoe Lake Weather Forecast
Contact Eric Krosche with any questions.