Fresh mountain air. Stunning panoramic views. Snow AND Sunshine.
Located in the Black Range of Southern New Mexico in the Gila National Forest, Crest Trail #79 winds you up Sawyers Peak, 9660ft. The area was subject to severe fires in 2013, otherwise known as Silver Fire. Many trees have fallen and currently block the trail, although a a fews, or really many, hops will keep you going. If you are an experienced hiker and well conditioned, this is an easy trail, otherwise I’d rank this as moderate. In either case, please be sure you monitor the weather prior to the hike, let someone know where you’ll be and bring water as there no springs along the route. We hiked this mid-April, for which we had a variety of weather, including snow! Cold weather gear was definitely necessary. Enjoy!