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Signal Butte Trail #719

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (3)

A short trail with a 360-degree view of the damage wrought by the Hayman Fire of 2002.


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0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

Point to Point

9,423' 2,872 m

High

8,900' 2,713 m

Low

524' 160 m

Up

8' 2 m

Down

20%

Avg Grade (12°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

It was a beautiful day in March for our first hike after a broken leg, and we decided to attempt Signal Butte. The trail starts out off of FS Road 362. Cut through the wooden fence opening to the trail at the end of the campsite/parking area.

The trail begins with an easy climb then increases in steepness. Starting a short ways up, you'll enjoy the rock steps that the forestry service placed on the majority of the trail. Towards the top of the short half mile trail, hikers will come upon a little scrambling to the top. Once you reach the top you can see 360-degree views of the Hayman Fire scar.

After taking in the views, return the way that you came.

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Renee Y

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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View looking NW from the summit of Signal Butte. Lost Creek Wilderness and a sliver of McCurdy Mountain (snow capped) in the distance.
Jan 16, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
A rock step path aids your climb up Signal Butte.
Mar 17, 2017 near Woodlan…, CO
The top of Signal Butte offers a gorgeous view of the surrounding mountains.
Mar 17, 2017 near Woodlan…, CO
The trail starts just past the fence and heads to the top of Signal Butte.
Mar 17, 2017 near Woodlan…, CO

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Aug 17, 2019
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