Signal Mountain Fire Lookout Professional Review and Guide
"The trail is located east of Jasper, Alberta, within Jasper National Park. Signal Mountain Fire Road is perfect for riders of all abilities, as long as their lungs are made of steel. The climb is unrelenting, but the rewards make it all worthwhile. The trail climbs 3158 feet to the site of an old fire lookout on the lower slopes of Signal Mountain. The quality of the trail is great for the entire total out-and-back distance of 11.9 miles. It follows a good, wide fire road all the way to the top.
Just before the summit, the whistling calls of the hoary marmot will tempt you to look for these large rodents. From the lookout, the views open in all directions. Beneath you sits the town of Jasper and a seemingly endless number of small, sparkling, emerald green lakes. Beyond Jasper, the peaks of the Victoria Cross Range are visible; each is named for a recipient of the empire's highest award for valor. To the southwest, Whistlers Mountain dominates, with its tramline constantly moving up and down the mountain face. To the south, Mount Edith Cavell's snow-covered summit hold the skyline."