Mount Taylor is generally considered to be one of New Mexicos (and North Americas) most beautiful peaks. It is simply a drive up mountain, so for a challenge try doing it in January. With 10+ feet of snow and temperatures below -30, you are in for a treat. The peak is 11,301 feet high. (11,900 feet on some references.)
Warnings: In the summer it rains quite a bit. Rain could trap you on the mountain. In winter frigid temperatures are the norm. As on all mountains, be wary of avalanches.
|Range/Region:||Sangre de Cristo Range|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun|
|Most recent eruption:||3.3 to 1.5 million years ago.|
|Nearest major airport:||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Convenient Center:||Grants, New Mexico|
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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- Log #21072 - by Jared on Oct 22, 2007This was a great hike. Nice and cool. Started at 34 degrees got down to 32 degrees. The trail was clean, and I didn't see another person on the trail; it was just me and my dog Azora.