Signal Peak Trail #742

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Signal Peak Trail - 742

Signal Peak Trail offers a nice high elevation hike through mixed conifer forest leading up to a lookout tower.

The trail is located within the Pinos Altos Mountain range. From Signal Peak you have a commanding view in all directions. The full expanse of the Gila Wilderness lies to the west and north. Looking far to the south one can see faint mountain ranges that are close to the Mexican border. A close view to the south reveals the small community of Pinos Altos 2,000 feet below the peak.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Pinos Alto, NM
Water: No water available. It is advisable to carry your own.
Information Center: Silver City Ranger District
Phone: (505)388-8201

General Information


Travel north from Silver City on NM Highway 15 for approximately 14 miles. Trailhead parking is located on the west side of the road, trail is to the east (across the highway). Look for the trail sign immediately southeast of the cattleguard on NM Highway 15, across the road from the parking area.


General Notes:

Closest Stores:
Silver City is 14 miles south and has gas,food, and lodging.


Trailhead parking for approximately two vehicles is located on the west side of the highway. Additional parking is available 200 yards north at the junction of Hwy 15 and Forest Road 154.



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This is a difficult high elevation trail offering some nice vistas from NM Highway 15 to the top of Signal Peak.

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Difficult
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  Area/Length : 
2.5 Miles

  Elevation : 
7295 - 9000