Lake Peak

Featured photo of Lake Peak

During the summer, Lake Peak is fairly straight-forward and an easy climb on the edge of the Pecos Wilderness. It's neighbor, 12,249 foot Penitente Peak, can easily be climbed with it. No matter which way you climb it, you'll have to follow a ridge to the summit from Santa Fe Ski Basin. In winter, however, an ice axe will prove VERY useful on the summit ridge.

Elevation (feet): 12,404
Elevation (meters): 3,781
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sangre de Cristo Range
State: New Mexico
Latitude: 35.7964
Longitude: -105.771
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Albuquerque International Sunport
Convenient Center: Santa Fe

Thanks to Scott Kelley for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Lake Peak.

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  • Log #20634 - by Jim Young on Jan 28, 2007
    Climbed directly from the Santa Fe ski basin. Encountered little snow during the climb. The knife edge ridge is a fun thing. This made an interesting first, above timberline, climb for me on my...
  • Log #12627 - by zac montoya on Aug 13, 2003
    this hike is sure to look out for the purple pinecones on the blue firs.
  • Log #12629 - by Robert Tickle on Mar 15, 2002
    This was a most excellent and enjoyable climb. Crampons and an ice axe were certainly helpful on the SW ridge. The route via Raven's Ridge is fairly straight forward and usually packed enough such...