Penitente Peak - Lake Peak Loop

A great hike for those looking to hike in the morning and relax in the evening.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
15 km
Ascent
883 m
Descent
883 m
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.8 km
Gradient
13˚
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Penitente Peak - Lake Peak Loop Map

Description

This loop takes you to the top of Penitente and Lake Peak in the Pecos wilderness. You have the option of also going to the summit of the Santa Fe Baldy which would add around 3 hours to the hike. This loop can also be done in reverse, but generally is more crowded as the majority of people hike that way.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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