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Williams Lake, Taos

4.7
#1 of 6 in Nature in Taos County
Williams Lake is an alpine lake in Taos County, New Mexico, United States, located high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains below Wheeler Peak in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness of Carson National Forest. The lake is accessible via the Williams Lake Trail from the trailhead in Taos Ski Valley. The name is in reference to William Frazer, a gold miner who staked claims in the area and co-founded the mining camp of Twining during the late 1800s.

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  • After hiking to Wheeler Peak, we came back down and had lunch at Williams Lake. It is a beautiful, pristine, alpine lake. It was great for people and dog watching. Many people had there dogs. It.....  more »
  • This hike was definitely worth the effort! From the moment you start, the rushing stream and lush wilderness takes your breath away. We continually stopped for pictures! It was just incredible...  more »
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  • Moderate hike (on very clearly identified trail) up to the lake. Beautiful. Can be heavily trafficked at weekends and on holidays. Enjoy
  • Beautiful hike and scenery! It gets really crowded in peak summer times, would recommend getting an early start or setting up a tent.
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