Signal Peak Trail 742

Gila National Forest, New Mexico

Elevation Gain2,448ft
Trailhead Elevation7,280ft
Elevation Min/Max7271/8991ft
Elevation Start/End7280/7280ft

Signal Peak Trail 742

Signal Peak Trail #742 is a hiking trail in Grant County, New Mexico. It is within Gila National Forest. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 7,280 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,448 feet. Signal Peak (elevation 8,980 feet) can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Continental Divide Trail.

Signal Peak Trail #742 Professional Reviews and Guides

"You will climb out of Cherry Creek Canyon up into the realm of the straight, tall, red-barked ponderosa pine. Over 8 miles you will gain 1,700 feet to arrive at the Signal Peak summit and lookout. Once you reach the peak you’ll want to take a break and have a good look around before heading back down. Check those hubs and brakes, cinch on your helmet, and away you go!"

"A day hike to the summit of one of the highest peaks in the Pinos Altos Range, located about 15 miles north of Silver City. Best hiked in April through November. No water is available. The hike offers tremendous views of Gila Wilderness and as far as the Chiricahua and Pinaleno Mountains of Arizona; thick conifer forest."

"A day hike to the summit of one the highest peaks in the Pinos Altos Range.

The Pinos Altos Range is the southernmost mountain range of the Gila Wilderness, the largest wilderness in New Mexico. Although this hike does not enter the wilderness area, great views of the wilderness greet hikers from the trail and the summit. From its start on NM 15, the trail crosses a meadow and small seasonal creek before starting its climb up into the forest covering the flanks of Signal Peak."

Signal Peak Trail #742 Reviews

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Steep, but very clear and with fabulous views along the way. Take water and food, but a very reasonable day hike.

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Trail Information

Gila National Forest
Nearby City
Gila National Forest
Skill Level
Additional Use
Gila National Forest, 3005 E. Camino del Bosque, Silver City, NM 88061; (575) 388-8201
Local Contacts
Gila National Forest; Twin Sisters 7.5-minute USGS quad
Local Maps

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Oct 2018