San Miguel County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: November 18, 2005
Author: Charlie Winger

We did Elk Mountain on 18 November and were able to drive all the way to the summit - no snow!

Addendum to Ken Jones trip report: The 2004 edition of the Pecos Wilderness, Sante Fe and Carson National Forest map shows FR 646 as it goes all the way to the top of Elk Mountain. At about 10,000 feet you will encounter a locked red gate. Ignore this gate and make the hairpin turn to the right and follow Ken Jones' directions.

Be sure to stop at Johnny Casanova's Southwestern Grill in Pecos for some of their famous homemade Mexican Cake. Sunset Magazine will feature Johnny's and their Mexican Cake in an upcoming issue.