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Engineer Mountain Trail

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  4.3 from 6 votes
black  Difficult from 4 votes
Rank: #8 in the San Juan National Forest area
#189 in CO, #2,208 Overall
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Trail in the area near Silverton,
“Simply one of the best alpine descents in Colorado.”
dirtbag shredder on May 7, 2014
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9.214.8 milesKilometers 548’167 m Ascent 12,176’3,711 m High 9% Avg Grade (5°)
Singletrack Type -3,624’-1,105 m Descent 9,066’2,763 m Low 33% Max Grade (18°)
Description
There are several different ways to access this trail, the easiest being from the top of Coal Bank Pass 10,600ft via the Pass Creek trail. This typically is done with a shuttle vehicle at the bottom of the trail or simply hitchhike back up.

Alternatively, you can ride the Colorado Trail from Molas Pass and link up with the EMT. This is a great alpine ride which also is typically done with a shuttle. The best times to hit the EMT is usually early July through September. If approaching from the bottom for an out and back, you can start earlier in the year and turn around when it gets wet/snowy.

This trail is fun and technical at times. The views at the top are amazing.
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COMMENTS
OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
5.0 (4)
A difficult tour of Telluride. Steep descents, beautiful waterfalls, and moun...
near Telluride, CO
4.9 (7)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Roxborough Park, CO
4.7 (3)
A nice way to ride the high country from Coal Bank pass.
near Silverton, CO

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PHOTOS of Engineer Mountain Trail
  4.2 from 5 votes
On the EMT above Pass Creek, looking north ar Jura Knob (Silverton, CO)
  3.8 from 4 votes
Looking south at Engineer mountain from the EMT (Silverton, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Rich & Roxy on the Engineer Moutain Trail, Durango (Rico, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Towards the end of the ride its in and out of forest and alpine meadows ... (Rico, CO)