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Signal Butte Trail No. 717

Contact Info
Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands
601 South Weber
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone:
719-636-1602
Basics
Length:
45 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
Multi-Day
Trailhead Elevation:
8760 feet
Elevation Range:
8760 feet to 9000 feet
Elevation Change:
240 feet
Season:
Year Round

Description

This trail had been used by motorcyclists for a long time but hadn't been officially on the system until 1991. Currently the district is working with a motorcycle club that is signing the trail and doing trail maintenance. This trail is under the white arrow system. This means that motor vehicles commonly travel on routes designated with white arrow signs.

Camping is permitted at undeveloped sites along the trail. Camping is recommended 300' of any trail or stream. Use no-impact camping techniques. Campfire permits are not required but please be sure your fire is dead out before you leave. Pack it in / Pack it out rule applies. Respect other trail users.

Details

Length:
45 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
Multi-Day
Trailhead Elevation:
8760
Elevation Range:
8760 feet to 9000
Elevation Change:
240
Season:
Year Round
Additional Details:

This is a 45 mile motorcycle trail that parallels FDR 200 on the east; north and south of Signal Butte.

Drinking water is not readily available. Hikers are advised to carry an adequate supply. Water from streams should be treated before use.

Temperatures are about 15 degrees cooler than Colorado Springs. Afternoon thunderstorms are common throughout the summer.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Colorado Springs take Hwy 24 to Woodland Park. Turn north on Hwy 67 and go approx. 15 miles to Westcreek. From Westceek take FDR 340 to FDR200. Then take FDR 200 past Trail Creek Campground 1.3 miles. The trail crosses FDR 200 at this point. The trail is designated with a split rail fence and white arrow markers.

From Colorado Springs, take Hwy 24, through Woodland Park, to Divide. Turn north on FDR 357. Go approx. .5 mile to FDR 359. Go west on FDR 359 approx. 10 miles to FDR 200. Go north on FDR 200 approx. 4 miles. The trail crosses FDR 200 just before the turn to Wildhorn Campground. The trail is designated with a split rail fence and white arrow markers.


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