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Engine Creek

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 3.8 (6)

Another fun descent in the mountains.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Singletrack

11,469' 3,496 m

High

9,576' 2,919 m

Low

9' 3 m

Up

1,902' 580 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This is a good technical backcountry trail which is a nice alternative to the Engineer Mountain Trail when coming from the CT (Colorado Trail: The Entire MTB Route), White Creek Trail or Pass Creek Trail.

At the top of the trail the sign is broken and hard to see. The first half of the trail rides fast and flows well with occasional drops and steep switchbacks. The bottom half starts out with some small climbs and finishes with some slower, steep rocky sections.

At the bottom you'll see Cascade Creek Trail on your left. This option has a bit of climbing and is pretty wide and straight forward. Another option would be to cross Cascade Creek and turn left eventually connecting with Greysill / Cascade Divide Trail. This trail still has a few climbs and hike a bike sections but is more interesting. You'll have to cross Cascade again if you do this though. You should have some good bike handling skills if doing the trail, you probably won't see any other people, and it is fairly remote.

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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Sep 26, 2015
christina ting
makes a good loop to climb engineer mountain and descend engine creek to cascade trail. Occasional steep, washed out sections.