Signal Peak Road - FS 154

Total Miles
6.8

Elevation

2,691.77 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The Signal Peak Road provides access to the Signal Peak fire lookout tower. It is a generally easy gravel road with a few spots that could be muddy following rain or during snow melt. The road traverses an area burned in the Signal Fire of 2014. The trees are slowly recovering but it will be many decades before the forest fills back in. The burned area does offer the benefit of distant views that would otherwise be obscured by forest. Near the top of the road you can see views of both the desert to the south and the Gila wilderness to the north. The last portion has a gate scheduled to be open from April 1 to September 1. The road tops out at more than 8800 feet.

Difficulty

This is a very easy, well-maintained road. The only issue is the potential for mud during the monsoon season.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Richard Fitzgerald
Jul 11, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Corbin Erickson
Jul 01, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty

Access Description

A mile north of McMillan Campground on NM 15 north of Pinos Altos, NM.

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