13,167 feet (NAVD88)
WHO - Serious Day Hikers.
WHAT - Height Rank # 8
Difficulty Rank # 12
DIFFICULTY # - Level 1 - Strenuous hiking.
WHEN - Optimum Time - Very weather dependent
WHERE - Latitude - 36 deg. 33 min. N
Longitude - 105 deg. 25. min. W
Wheeler Peak Wilderness north central NM, N of Taos
Wikipedia Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler_Peak_(New_Mexico)
WHY - GET INVOLVED WITH APEXCHALLENGE 2019
Less Crowded than National Parks
A compelling Bucket List item
Other things to see in the Vicinity - lots to see and do in Taos, NM including the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Always Leave the HP better than it was found
For some people:
APEX ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ARDUOUS ADVENTURES
For most people:
SUMMITS ARE SPECIAL SERENE & SERENDIPITOUS SPOTS TO SURVEY SURROUNDINGS
HOW - Normal gear, hiking poles will be helpful, plenty of water & extra snacks.
COMMENTS: We went up the short steep route & came down the long route - the two trail heads are a couple miles apart & I was able to hitch a ride.