Lobo Peak Trail #57

Area Status: Open

The Lobo Peak trail is 10.7 miles long. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding.



The Lobo Peak Trail follows the Hondo ridge and can be accessed from either the Columbine trailhead to the north or Hondo Canyon trailheads to the south.

Attractions and Considerations:

At 12,115 feet, Lobo Peak is the highest point in the small range of mountains that lies between the Rio Hondo and the Red River.  The mountains rise abruptly from the bordering canyons, and Lobo Peak’s isolation from other high points makes the views from the top unique, taking in the Taos Plateau and Rio Grande Gorge to the west, the Latir Peaks to the north, and the Wheeler Peak area to the south.

From Lobo Peak, the trail extends north to Flag Mountain and east to the Gold Hill/Goose Lake area.

Map of Lobo Peak Trail #57 (pdf file)

At a Glance

Information Center: For more information contact: Questa Ranger District.


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
10.7 miles

  Elevation : 
11,900 feet - 12,115 feet