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Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area

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19 mi 31 km of descents 57 Ski Lines

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 65 Trails

Ski Lines in Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 57

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Favorite The Rotten Spine
Very Difficult

The Rotten Spine

0.1 mi 0.2 km • -362 ft Descent • -110.44 m Descent

(2) Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite Taos Ski Valley from near treeline in the North Peace trib
Difficult

The Peace Chute

0.8 mi 1.2 km • -1,855 ft Descent • -565.35 m Descent

(1) Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite March 7, 2018 ~ thin snowpack in the Taos range
Difficult

Hidden Chute

0.7 mi 1.1 km • -1,486 ft Descent • -452.85 m Descent

(1) Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite K9 Couloir
Difficult

K9 Couloir

0.3 mi 0.5 km • -917 ft Descent • -279.47 m Descent

(1) Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite Shredding
Difficult

Craig's Line

0.7 mi 1.1 km • -1,701 ft Descent • -518.33 m Descent

(1) Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite Stable conditions during January 2016
Very Difficult

Wildy 3 ~ Eastern Philosophy

0.5 mi 0.8 km • -1,387 ft Descent • -422.79 m Descent

(1) Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite No Photos
Very Difficult

Elevator

0.2 mi 0.3 km • -328 ft Descent • -99.99 m Descent

(1) Arroyo…, NM
Favorite No fall zone ~ the harrowing traverse in the middle of the Ray of Light Couloir
Very Difficult

Ray of Light Couloir

0.4 mi 0.7 km • -1,178 ft Descent • -358.91 m Descent

(1) Taos Sk…, NM

Ascents in Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 17

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0.8 mi 1.4 km #1Vorndran's Approach
Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.4 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.6 mi 1.0 km #2Williams Lake Alternate
Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
3.5 mi 5.6 km #3Wheeler Peak North Ridge
Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.6 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4Simpson Peak - Wheeler Peak South Ridge
Very Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Very Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Lake Fork - Sin Nombre Ridge
Very Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Very Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.4 mi 2.2 km #6West Simpson Saddle Approach
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.9 mi 3.1 km #7Kachina Peak Main
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
1.9 mi 3.1 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Highline Ridge
Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.8 mi 1.2 km #9Kachina Peak North Ridge
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.2 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km #10Lake Fork Primitive Route
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
1.7 mi 2.7 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #11Hiker Parking to Bavarian
Easy
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Easy
0.2 mi 0.3 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.9 mi 1.4 km #12Kachina Peak to Lake Fork Ridge Route
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
0.9 mi 1.4 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.3 mi 0.5 km #13Lake Fork East Ridge
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
0.3 mi 0.5 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #14What's Mine Ascent
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
0.2 mi 0.3 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #15Patrol Hut Ascent
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
0.2 mi 0.3 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.1 mi 0.2 km #16Wildy Bowl Crossover
Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate
0.1 mi 0.2 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km #17Williams Lake Trail
Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Taos Ski Valley, NM

Photos of Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 74

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Rock hoppy fun in the sun in the Taos backcountry
Jan 24, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Climbing to the goods in the Taos backcountry
Feb 10, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
K9 Couloir
Jan 16, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Shredding
Feb 14, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
The first to climb Kachina Peak enjoy fresh April powder on Main Street, as the second group looks on from the skin track
Jan 16, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
March 7, 2018 ~ thin snowpack in the Taos range
Mar 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Top of Deception!
Oct 1, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Closer view of Rotten Spine
Jun 3, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM