Old Mike

Old Mike is on the ridge that extends south from Wheeler Peak (highest in New Mexico). The distance from Wheeler is approximately one half mile. The ridge drops to 12,240 feet and Simpson Peak (12,976') is between Wheeler and Old Mike. All three summits are easily reached on a day hike from Taos ski basin via Williams lake.

Elevation (feet): 13,113
Elevation (meters): 3,998
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sangre de Cristo Range
State: New Mexico
Latitude: 36.5416
Longitude: -105.4
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Albuquerque
Convenient Center: Taos

Thanks to Jim Young and theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

There is one trip report for Old Mike.

  • Log #20644 - by Jim Young on Jan 31, 20073.00 stars
    Climbed from Toas Ski area via Williams Lake and Wheeler Peak; then south on the ridge from Wheeler over Simpson Peak. Descended via the same route.