View the Perseid meteor shower at the new moon! We backpack up to our camp at 11,000’ next to sparkling Heart Lake. Once there, we can get around easily to Latir Mesa, Latir Peak, and nearby forest service cabins of yesteryear. 8,000-11,500 feet elevation. Transportation is provided from Santa Fe to the trailhead at Cabresto Lake, near Questa, returning to Santa Fe after the trip. Food, cooking equipment, stoves, fuel, and water treatment are provided. Rental of tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads can be arranged.
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Heart Lake Backpack
- Cabresto Lake Trailhead
- Questa, NM 87556
- Latir Peak Wilderness, Carson National Forest
- Reserve your trip on the Less Traveled Trails’ calendar with a $250 deposit. Email Less Traveled Trails about your interest. Rates and Backpacker Screening form are provided on website; see the Home page trip descriptions and the Registration page.