Go to the only stoplight in Divide on Highway 24. Turn north on County Road 51. Stay on County Road 51 for 11.0 miles as it becomes the Cedar Mountain Road. Turn right (north) onto FS 363 (also the Phantom Creek Road) (dirt) and drive for 0.6 mile until it hits FS 362 (also called Signal Butte Road). The Signal Butte Road is signed (as of Fall 2004). Follow FS 362 for 3.3 miles until you reach the trailhead for Signal Butte (marked). Park in the obvious parking area, and observe areas closed to vehicle traffic.
"One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am — a reluctant enthusiast ... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotised by desk calculators. I promise you this; you will outlive the bastards."