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Williams Lake is an alpine lake in Taos County, New Mexico, United States, located high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains below Wheeler Peak in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness of Carson National Forest. The lake is accessible via the Williams Lake Trail from the trailhead in Taos Ski Valley.[1] The name is in reference to William Frazer, a gold miner who staked claims in the area and co-founded the mining camp of Twining during the late 1800's.

Williams Lake
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Williams Lake
LocationTaos County, New Mexico, United States
Coordinates36°33′22″N 105°25′46″W / 36.556222°N 105.429437°W / 36.556222; -105.429437Coordinates: 36°33′22″N 105°25′46″W / 36.556222°N 105.429437°W / 36.556222; -105.429437
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length0.10 mi (0.16 km)
Max. width0.07 mi (0.11 km)
Surface elevation11,040 ft (3,360 m)


  1. ^ "Williams Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 21, 2012.