Tour de Engineer
ElevationAscent: 2,380' 726 m
Descent: -4,335' -1,321 m
High: 11,788' 3,593 m
Low: 8,765' 2,672 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)
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“A nice way to ride the high country from Coal Bank pass.”— San Juanderer
Next, look for the hard to find White Creek Trail which isn't marked. You need to look for a feint trail to the left AFTER engine creek. You go though a campsite, cross a little creek and you should see a prominent trail going up across the hill. White Creek Trail is super tight singletrack and rides well. At this point, you'll hit the Colorado Trail.
Ride down and up out of the upper cascade creek. Then at 11,500 feet look for a vague intersection with Greysill / Cascade Divide Trail. There should be a small sign marking this intersection. The trail is pretty well maintained and is somewhat tame. Stay on the trail until you get to the lower part of cascade creek and stay on the south side of it for about 2 miles then cross cascade creek when you see a good opening. Follow the USFS road down to US 550.
Land Manager: USFS - San Juan National Forest Office
Jun 11, 2019: New District Ranger in Bayfield