Northeast of Glenwood, the Crest Trail (#182) is a 12 mile hiking route with elevations ranging from 9,100 feet to 10,800 with spectacular views of the Gila. 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. It runs from Sandy Point to Mogollon Baldy Mountain.
To reach the hiking trailhead from Silver City, head 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).
Overall, Crest Trail is the 26th most popular hiking trail of all 39 hikes in New Mexico.