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. We later crossed a beautiful stream and ate lunch where Garret and his friends camped the year before. 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. 0 • PLACE. Trail. The trail starts switchbacking to the ridge crest and gains ~1000 feet in the first 1.5 miles. Sky Line Trail #251. 0 Star This. Beatty’s Trail to East Pecos Baldy Lake. Password help. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites . Cruising along Jacks Creek Trail. Also a few blow downs that need to be taken care of. Pecos Baldy Lake from Mapcarta, the free map. The trailhead is at the parking lot for Ski Santa Fe. The Jacks Creek trail is 10.1 miles long. We arrived at Jack's Creek in the pouring rain and found temporary spots for our rigs. DIFFICULT 9.4 mi. 4. However, this year we landed there just before the 4 th of July holiday weekend and the pickin’s were slim to none. Overview. Many campsites at the Baldy Lake area. OR. You'll climb from 10,250 to 11,700 feet elevation at Lake Katherine. Baldy Lake does contain trout but heavy moss occurs around the perimeter of the lake which made it difficult to fly fish. 2. Be prepared and enter the woods at your own risk. He joined me for the summit and my hats off to him. Jacks Creek, Pecos National Forest. Rely on the intersection signs. Just be rested; even when you get to water at Panchuela Creek, there really aren’t any good places to camp. The lake, Pecos Baldy Lake, is only reached by hiking 7+ miles up the trail (almost 3000' elevation gain). Trail was plagued with many boggy-muddy areas that did not drain well. Near Pecos, New Mexico. This entire section of trail between Beattys Trail and its first junction with the Skyline Trail – Trail #251 is in excellent condition. The road is paved but the last 10 miles is a narrow winding 1.5 lane with no center strip. Trail on Pecos Baldy Lake and Jacks Creek in Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness, NM. For the hardy there is a one-hour climb from the lake to the summit of 12,550 ft East Pecos Mountain. Jacks Creek Trail on the way to Pecos Baldy, a blast! For flatlanders it might be a good idea to acclimate a day. The surrounding views were lovely, Lake Peak visible to the west and Pecos Baldy to the north, humps of rock amongst the otherwise lightly rolling landscape. Jacks Creek Trail on way to Pecos Baldy....Charlie and me. 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. 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. Log In. Trail goes though a burned section of forest for about a mile after breaking up from Jacks Creek towards Pecos Baldy lake. This route starts at Jacks Creek near Pecos, New Mexico and ends at Pecos Baldy Lake. The elevation of our camp was about 11,475 feet. This is a difficult one way trail in Santa Fe National Forest. Tweet Share Email. July 2017. Pecos Baldy Lake receives a high volume of visitors during the summer season. We arrived at Pecos Baldy Lake at about 2:00 PM and found a great camping area. This trail goes by Jacks Creek Campground. To the north lies the snow-patterned ridge connecting Pecos Baldy and East Pecos Baldy. Pecos Baldy Lake is a water feature in New Mexico and has an elevation of 11,421 feet. save hide report. Trail on Pecos Baldy Lake and Jacks Creek in Santa Fe NF, Pecos Wilderness, NM. 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