OR. We arrived at Jack's Creek in the pouring rain and found temporary spots for our rigs. Just before reaching the small lake, the trail takes a right to climb up toward the top of Trailriders Ridge. Phone: (505) 438-5300 Fax: (505) 438-5390 Fire Info Hotline: (877) 971-FIRE (3473). 0 • PLACE. Jacks Creek Approach (Jacks Creek TH-Pecos Baldy Lake): Distance: 12.5 mi RT Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet The route starts at Jacks Creek trailhead parking lot and follows Beatty's Trail (Trail #25). Contact Information. Be prepared and enter the woods at your own risk. The hike was about 7 miles from Jacks Creek parking and it took us about 6 hours. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. It is a great campground, we love it, but those photos of a lake are deceptive. Share on Hiking Project. After about 1.5 miles, it descends toward Jack’s Creek, crosses the stream, and follows it upstream for .5 miles before steering north, away from the creek. The reward for that effort is two subsequent nights at Pecos Baldy Lake, base camp for day hikes to two outstanding destinations on the crest of the Sangre de Cristo Jacks Creek Trail on the way to Pecos Baldy, a blast! Pecos Wilderness Area, New Mexico Picture: Nice campsite on Jacks Creek Trail - Check out Tripadvisor members' 5,395 candid photos and videos. Jacks Creek Trail on way to Pecos Baldy....Charlie and me. Pecos Wilderness Area, New Mexico Picture: View from Jacks Creek Trailhead - Check out Tripadvisor members' 5,417 candid photos and videos. Baldy Lake does contain trout but heavy moss occurs around the perimeter of the lake which made it difficult to fly fish. 0 Star This. We camped at Panchuella campground last year and loved it! Trampas Campground via Trampas Lakes Trail. You'll climb from 10,250 to 11,700 feet elevation at Lake Katherine. My pack was 19.6 pounds not counting food and water. OR. Sky Line Trail #251. DIFFICULT 10.9 mi. To the east are views of Santa Fe Baldy and its neighbors Lake Peak (rather pointed, to the south) and Redondo Peak (broad and rounded, to the north). Parking is $2/day with restrooms nearby. East Pecos Baldy is a mountain in New Mexico and has an elevation of 12,493 feet. We arrived at Pecos Baldy Lake at about 2:00 PM and found a great camping area. This trail goes by Jacks Creek Campground. Post navigation ← First Tastes of Fall: The Hike Up Santa Fe Baldy. To the north lies the snow-patterned ridge connecting Pecos Baldy and East Pecos Baldy. From the town of Pecos take NM 63 north up the Pecos canyon for 23 miles. Forest Map; Ranger District Information Pecos Baldy Lake is a water feature in New Mexico and has an elevation of 11,421 feet. For the hardy there is a one-hour climb from the lake to the summit of 12,550 ft East Pecos Mountain. Pictures. Trail conditions can change even in a matter of weeks, so while this site attempts to provide the most up-to-date information possible, it makes no guarantees about the conditions of the trails described. Be prepared for narrow roads north of Tererro. To read more about the Jack’s Creek Trail, see my trip report from East Pecos Baldy – Truchas Lake Loop. Our packs were around 30 pounds. The elevation of our camp was about 11,475 feet. Connect with Facebook. Tags : Beattys Trail, East Pecos Baldy, East Pecos Baldy Lake, East Pecos Baldy Trail, Jacks Creek, New Mexico, Pecos Wilderness, Santa Fe National Forest, Skyline Trail. Jacks Creek Campground to Pecos Baldy Lake Let me start by saying that my good friend and I are from Dallas, TX, and that this was his first time to attempt a peak, let alone hike in a wilderness area or spend any amount of time at high altitudes. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Backpacking, Horseback Riding. Trail on Pecos Baldy Lake and Jacks Creek in Santa Fe NF, Pecos Wilderness, NM. The trail continued through the meadow and entered the forest again, only following the actual Jacks Creek for a short time, but the water sounds a nice addition. No indications of bear activity. From Santa Fe take I-25 north to the Pecos exit. The Jack’s Creek Trail – Trail #257 is a 10.1 mile trail that begins a junction with the Beattys Trail – Trail #25 and ends at the Skyline Trail – Trail #251. From the junction with the Beattys Trail – Trail #25, 2 miles north of the Jack’s Creek trailhead, the trail veers to the left along the west side of the large grassy mesa, initially passing through a small stand of aspens. The lake, Pecos Baldy Lake, is only reached by hiking 7+ miles up the trail (almost 3000' elevation gain). Cruising along Jacks Creek Trail. It begins at Trail 25 and ends at Trail 251. Pecos Baldy Lake is a great spot with Bighorn Sheep in the area. Iron Gate Campground Loop via Hamilton Mesa Trail and Beatty's Trail. Climbing East Pecos Baldy. It's a really gorgeous area, and a real treasure. Tweet Share Email. Overview. Nice camp near Jacks Creek. A perfect trip for a weekend. East Pecos Baldy from Mapcarta, the free map. Connects To. We later crossed a beautiful stream and ate lunch where Garret and his friends camped the year before. 5 mile mark where 259 and 257 intersect. DIFFICULT 14.0 mi. Aspen leaves starting to grow. Day 2: Proceed north on T 251 (Skyline) and along the wide, level This is high country rambling at its very finest. From the junction with the Beattys Trail – Trail #25, 2 miles north of the Jack’s Creek trailhead, the trail veers to the left along the west side of the large grassy mesa, initially passing through a small stand of aspens. Santa Fe National Forest Headquarters 11 Forest Lane Santa Fe, NM 87508. share. Sign Up. This is a difficult one way trail in Santa Fe National Forest. There are several different routes you could take, so pick up a detailed map and scope it out for yourself. Pecos Wilderness is a protected area in New Mexico. 0 • PLACE. The road is paved but the last 10 miles is a narrow winding 1.5 lane with no center strip. OR. Trip Dates June 5 & 6 Drive time to Trailhead 2 ½ hours Camping area for the first night Jack’s Creek Campground, there will be a $10.00 per car fee for overnight camping here. We arrived at Pecos Baldy Lake at about 2:00 PM and found a great camping area. 5 comments. Be sure to fill up on water before your start. Jacks Creek Trial. July 2020. During a ten day period, we rode to Beatty s Cabin, Kennedy Point, Noisy Brook, Stewart Lake, Cave Creek, Pancheula Trail, below Round Mountain and to Pecos Baldy & Lake; at least 50 miles. Please help preserve this area by not camping or having campfires within 200 feet of the lake basin. July 2017. Many campsites at the Baldy Lake area. The section of trail remains well-trodden and in excellent condition. For flatlanders it might be a good idea to acclimate a day. Only water source was at the approx. Rito Perro Trail. The hike was about 7 miles from Jacks Creek parking and it took us about 6 hours. Beatty’s Trail to East Pecos Baldy Lake. save hide report. Trip 1: Pecos Baldy Lake, Trailriders Wall and East Pecos Baldy – Moderately strenuous On day 1, this trip ascends from the Jacks Creek Trailhead to camp near Jacks Creek. Sign Up or Log In. 4. No water until Jacks Creek crossing. Maps, climb info, trails, and peak summit photos for Pecos Baldy, a 12,500 ft / 3,810 m mountain in the Sangre de Cristo Range of New Mexico. No Fish Lake via West Fork Trail. Campground on Jacks Creek in Santa Fe NF, NM. Log In. Like and Share. Virtual Tour of Jack's Creek Trail #257. 67% Upvoted. I went backpacking on the Jack's Creek Trail. Misty and the guides probably logged double that. Also a few blow downs that need to be taken care of. If you're feeling ambitious, you can hike Santa Fe Baldy from the saddle. Hiking Trails (51) ... (31) 1. Jacks Creek Campground. The two trails are together for approximately .75 miles on Trailriders' Wall after which the Jack's Creek Trail veers east and north to … Take it slow. We leave from our camp spot just before Jacks Creek Trail (#257) and we take Jacks Creek Trail all the way up to Pecos Baldy Lake. The trail near Pecos Baldy Lake Pecos Baldy Lake and East Pecos Baldy on a clear morning Thick forest along Jack Creek: Aspen near the junction with Jacks Creek Trail. Trailriders Trail is a trail on Pecos Baldy Lake and Jacks Creek in Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness, NM. This route starts at Jacks Creek near Pecos, New Mexico and ends at Pecos Baldy Lake. Still lots of snow on the trail above ~10,500’. Trip 4: Truchas Lake Loop - Very strenuous due to a net 2,800’ uphill walk on the first day. Our packs were around 30 pounds. The trail starts switchbacking to the ridge crest and gains ~1000 feet in the first 1.5 miles. In this section, the trail is easy to follow, but is extremely braided, so try to keep to one path to minimize impact. Trail from Cowles to Pecos Baldy Lake. Rely on the intersection signs. Pecos Wilderness Backpacking Trip - Jacks to Baldy - YouTube The trailhead is at the parking lot for Ski Santa Fe. Big aspen groves. Also, this site should be consulted as a resource and not considered a replacement for a map, compass, GPS or common sense. Trail on Pecos Baldy Lake and Jacks Creek in Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness, NM. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites . Our escape from the desert heat brought us to the Pecos National Forest just east of Santa Fe. Pecos Baldy Lake receives a high volume of visitors during the summer season. Still lots of snow on the first day the saddle burned section of Forest for a... 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