Black Peak Via Continental Divide Trail is a 13.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Silver City, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Hike a portion of the Continental Divide Trail up towards Black Peak. A very satisfying hike with stunning views from the southern summit of Black Peak at around 9,000 feet elevation. This trek is point-to-point so the total hike is 15 miles for an out and back hike starting from the Hwy 15 trailhead. The portion of the CDT extending past Black Peak is currently closed due to fire hazards. Check with park management for updates before hiking through the area. There are also signs and a map posted along the trail indicating the closure area.
Awesome trail. High elevation - up to almost 9000' - and a number of ups and downs, but nothing too strenuous provided you are physically fit. There are some burn areas but otherwise it's a lovely wooded area with stunning views.