Pecos Baldy is one of over a dozen 12,000 ft. + mountains located in the Pecos Wilderness of Northern New Mexico. It, along with its neighbor East Pecos Baldy
(12,529 ft.), is in between the Truchas group to the north and the Santa Fe Baldy group to the south. Connected to East Pecos Baldy with a fun second class ridge and 360 degree views from its summit, this peak is a worthy summit for those wishing to explore and see New Mexico's finest wilderness. Pecos Baldy is not considered a seperate mountain from East Pecos Baldy because the saddle drop between the two does not quite reach 300'; therefore it is an unranked summit (see New Mexico Highest List
[img:650564:aligncenter:medium:Pecos Baldy from the Ridge]
While most chose to do Pecos Baldy as an overnighter by camping at Pecos Baldy Lake, this peak can be done in a day from the Jack's Creek Campground for those who are fit. Pecos Baldy Lake is usually crowded; however, most people visiting the Pecos Wilderness are backpackers leaving the Peaks much less crowded. Because Pecos Baldy is further away and has a more difficult route than East Pecos Baldy, you may find yourself alone on the summit. Be prepared for a 15 mile (round trip) 4,000 ft. (gain) hike if you choose to do this in a day.
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