Latir Peak Wilderness

Located in the Carson National Forest in New Mexico.

This wilderness of 20,506 acres makes up the northern tip of the east division of Carson National Forest. With three peaks over 12,500 feet, there is an abundance of alpine-tundra "high country". Most of the area is drained by the Lake Fork of Cabresto Creek which originates at Heart Lake and is impounded just outside the wilderness in Cabresto Lake, the main trailhead for those going into the wilderness. Many species of wildlife indigenous to the Hudsonian zone of the southern Rocky Mountains can be found in this remote and spectacular area. The renowned Latir Lakes are located to the north of this wilderness on private land. Permits to visit these lakes can be purchased by writing or calling RCCLA, Costilla, NM 87524, Phone: (505) 586-0542.

For more information contact: Carson National Forest.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 26 May 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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