Wheeler Peak, in it’s snow-capped glory, is the highest point in all of New Mexico and is located just outside of Red River. It’s not unusual for Wheeler Peak to get snow during every month of the year.
If you’re game for an adventure, hike to the top using one of two trails that offer magnificent views of the Red River Valley. The southern Rockies are a sight to behold any time of year.
On page 30 of It’s In His Heart, I used some ‘creative liberty’ and had Wheeler Peak loom over the town of Red River. While this isn’t geographically correct, Wheeler Peak can best be seen from only a few locations in Red River. Can anyone name at least one of those locations?
Photograph courtesy of Mountain Mist Photography.