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Signal Peak to Sapillo Campground

 
 2 votes

17.0 Miles 27.3 Kilometers


65%

Singletrack

2,044' 623 m

Ascent

-2,227' -679 m

Descent

7,599' 2,316 m

High

6,920' 2,109 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Unknown

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A great Gila ride that features a sweet part of the Continental Divide Trail

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Overview

This is a challenging ride that starts at Signal Peak Road and goes crosses though scenic Gila back country area to the Sapillo Campgrounds by Skates Canyon and Highway 35.

Need to Know

The highlight of this ride is the CTD trail. It is a contour trail with balanced, rolling climbs and descents. There are a few short steep sections to up the challenge. The trail is currently overgrown, but is findable and marked with cairns and CTD markers. The trails is tight, slightly off camber, with several areas of exposed slope on the side.

Description

This starts at the bottom of Signal Peak Road north of Pinos Altos. It heads out on Meadow Creek road and climbs up to connect with a section of the Continental Divide Trail. The CTD trailhead north towards Highway 35 by Lake Roberts. This particular ride doubled back on the CTD trail about a mile before hitting the Sapillo campgrounds.

On the way back, this route turns right a the re-connect with Meadow Creek Road and makes a steep, fun, challenging climb back towards the starting area by Signal Peak Road.

History & Background

This ride includes part of the rout for the Signal Peak Challenge MTB race. The southern part of the race route (including Signal Peak) was in a forest fire a couple of years ago and is growing back nicely. These areas are currently closed for vehicle use and public recreation.

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Mar 29, 2016
mark laughlin
Amazing trail. Challenging part is altitude and total lack of ph svc. You are seriously on your own. 25mi
Mar 15, 2016
adventurefamilyinmotion butcher
Went out the right section, did a few miles on CDT trail and came back on left section. Left was Rocky and loose. Probably better to ride down it...

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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in Pinos Altos

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#3

in Pinos Altos

#35

in New Mexico

#1,477

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