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Crest Trail No. 182

Contact Info
Glenwood, NM 88039

Phone:
575-539-2481
Basics
Length:
12 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
7 - 8 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9132 feet
Elevation Range:
9132 feet to 10770 feet
Elevation Change:
1638 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

This trail is known as the Crest Trail because it generally follows the crest of the Mogollon Mountains from Sandy Point to Mogollon Baldy. Most of this trail is in old growth mixed conifer and offers some of the most spectacular views of the Gila National Forest. There is a fire look-out tower located at Mogollon Baldy.

High Elevation trail with spectacular views of the Gila.

Details

Length:
12 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
7 - 8 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9132
Elevation Range:
9132 feet to 10770
Elevation Change:
1638
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Spring to Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Grouse Mt., Mogollon Baldy Peak
Additional Details:

Ample parking at trailhead. Restroom facility as well as camping area at Sandy Point.

The closest town is Glenwood (25 miles)from trailhead. Services available: lodging, gas, food and phone. Alma (21 miles from trailhead). Services available: gas, diesel, phone.

Bead spring- generally a good reliable spring. Hummingbird spring- fluctuates from dry to good

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Silver City to Glenwood via Highway 180. Go north out of Glenwood 5 miles to Highway 159. Take Highway 159 to Sandy Point (approx. 20 miles or 1 hour).


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