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Devisadero Peak Loop Trail

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Location
Taos,  
NEW MEXICO
From You7079.91 Mi
Local TipsA mile or two east of Taos on highway 64. Park on the south side. Trail entrance is across the highway. Watch out for traffic when crossing.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2014-09-26
Created ByJim in IA
Surfaces
  • Soft
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
Features
  • Loop
  • Single-Track
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionTrail length is 5.2 miles on our GPS. Elevation change from 7200 up to 8304 ft.

From the Forest Service site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/carson/recarea/?recid=44220
"Devisadero means a “lookout” point or place. The peak had once been used by the Taos Pueblo Indians to stand guard against the Apaches who would come down Taos Canyon to raid the pueblo.
In summer, there is quite an array of beautiful wildflowers. There are several vista overlook points along this trail. Looking westward are beautiful views of the town of Taos, the Rio Grande and San Antonio Mountain. Looking northward you will see the Taos Pueblo and the Wheeler Peak Wilderness area."
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