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Signal Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (6)

A gorgeous, forested trail with great views. Watch for marmots at the top!


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5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Point to Point

11,231' 3,423 m

High

8,510' 2,594 m

Low

2,731' 832 m

Up

107' 32 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

This is a winding singletrack trail beginning from the Pingree Park Road. There isn't a lot of parking along the road, so arrive early. The trail is fairly flat for the first 2 miles, but the grade gets fairly steep about 3 miles in.

About 4 miles in, visitors will come upon a feature called the Spire, a large granite tower that appears on your right. This is a great rest opportunity before the last push to the top. The last 1.5 miles are very steep, and the trail can be hard to follow due to treefall. Look for cairns to guide you around the treefall.

Once above treeline, follow the cairns to the top. Look for the PVC tube with the summit register and be on the lookout for marmots, as they would like to sample any snacks that you brought with you.

Flora & Fauna

Marmots are a common sight at the top. It's not uncommon to see deer. Moose are a rare sight, but their tracks are seen often.

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Jake Keyser

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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At the top of Signal Mountain with a spectacular view of Meeker & Longs to the south
Jun 4, 2018 near Estes Park, CO
Dusk at The Spire—a magnificent rock.
Jun 30, 2020 near Estes Park, CO

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Jul 8, 2019
Tom Gailey
Great hike. The Pennock creek is gorgeous and home to greenback trout. Great views of RMNP at the top and Fort Collins — 3h 45m
Jul 21, 2018
Ro Lyon
Jun 3, 2018
Jodi CO
11.8mi — 6h 05m
Feb 24, 2018
Daylene York
Beautiful snowshoe hike along Pennock Creek! Good hike for a windy day since the lower part of the trail is in the trees and well-protected from th… 6.2mi