Granite Peak

Silver City, New Mexico 88061

Granite Peak

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This route has a very nice mix of lovely ponderosa pine parklands: a small stream, the grassy ?at of Little Spring, and tuff formations. The panoramic mountain vistas from the apex of the Diablo Range are impressive.

This long out-and-back route samples the best of Gila mountain meadows, brooks, high pine parks, volcanic tuff, and serrated ridges. The views from the isolated apex of Granite Peak are sensational. Highlights: Lovely ponderosa pine parklands; grassy flat of Little Spring; tuff formations; panoramic mountain vistas."

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Trail Information

Silver City
Nearby City
3,600 feet
Elevation Gain
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Best late-April through October
Hot Springs
Gila Visitor Center (operated by the National Park Service in cooperation with Forest Service field staff); (575) 536-9461; summer hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days/wk; winter hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days/wk
Local Contacts
USGS Little Turkey Park and Diablo Range. Forest Service Gila Wilderness map (2000)
Local Maps