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      Coal Bank and Molas Pass covered all trails in the 550 corridor from the bottom of Coal Bank to the bottom of Molas Pass. These trails are high elevation backcountry singletrack trails and typically open from July through September annually.

      Most rides start on Pass Creek or CT - Twin Sisters and multiple ride options exist from this. Most people will shuttle these options parking at the top of Coal Bank or Molas Pass.

      For descents the easiest and most popular descent is Engineer Mountain. A flowing gorgeous ride with flowers throughout most of the summer and striking views. Coal Creek, Engine Creek, Graysill and Deer Creek all provide a more difficult trail experience. For a rolling backcountry ride, CT - Twin Sisters provides outstanding views and excellent singletrack on the Colorado Trail.

      Many of these trails are slow to be cleared of deadfall which occurs every winter. Until Pass Creek is clear of snow it is best to stay off these trails. This typically occurs mid July depending on the year.

      As with most high country trails during monsoon season, be aware of lightning. Most of these trails are above treeline and cover may not be possible in places. Also these are very much backcountry trails where help may be longer away then you expect so plan accordingly.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: National Forest
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Dec 2, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      27
      Trails Horse
      5
      Trails Hike
      33
      Trails Trail Running
      33
      Total Distance
      90 miles
      Total Descent
      23,210 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,154 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      12,914 ft
      Reports
      299
      Photos
      234
      Ridden Counter
      2,941

      Photos of Coal Bank and Molas Pass Mountain Bike

      trail: White Creek
      22 |
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 4:00pm
      Sep 29, 2022
      trail: White Creek
      20 |
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 4:00pm
      Sep 29, 2022
      trail: White Creek
      13 |
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 4:00pm
      Sep 29, 2022
      33 |
      Aug 25, 2021 @ 12:55pm
      Aug 25, 2021
      295 |
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:07am
      Dec 12, 2018
      342 |
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:07am
      Dec 12, 2018
      460 |
      Jul 4, 2012 @ 9:41pm
      Jul 4, 2012
      313 |
      Oct 9, 2011 @ 12:14am
      Oct 9, 2011
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Coal Bank and Molas Pass Mountain Bike

      Durango Colorado - Engineer Mountain
      96 | Dec 3, 2020
      hero dirt teaser
      trail: Coal Creek
      87 | Oct 22, 2020
      Engineer Trail
      10:08 | 90 | Jun 26, 2020
      White Creek
      7:24 | 227 | Aug 13, 2014
      Engine Creek
      10:20 | 272 | Aug 13, 2014
      youtuber 3 days of Great Trails - Engineer Mountain,...
      35:43 | 52 | Oct 20, 2022 , Silverton
      All Aboard for Engineer Mountain!
      18:58 | 44 | Oct 7, 2022 , Silverton
      There's SNOW place like the COLORADO TRAIL
      11:44 | 64 | Jun 7, 2022 , Silverton

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Bear Creek Silverton
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 6:54am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Snow CoveredSnow covered until summer 2023jasbushey
      Rico - Silverton Trail
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleSnow on trails. Likely ready again July 2023jasbushey
      White Creek
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleSnow on trails. Likely ready again July 2023jasbushey
      Flume Road (Gated)
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleSnow on trails. Likely ready again July 2023jasbushey
      Graysill Creek
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleSnow on trails. Likely ready again July 2023jasbushey
      Ice Lake
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleSnow on trails. Likely ready again July 2023jasbushey
      Maisy Mouse
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleSnow on trails. Likely ready again July 2023jasbushey
      Pass Creek
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleSnow on trails. Likely ready again July 2023jasbushey
      CT - Twin Sisters
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleSnow on trails. Likely ready again July 2023jasbushey
      Deer Creek
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleSnow on trails. Likely ready again July 2023jasbushey

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

      Activity Feed

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      user #2254964nickjaco19riddentrailIce Lake
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 10:23am
      Jan 25, 2023
      user #2254964nickjaco19wishlisttrailIce Lake
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 10:23am
      Jan 25, 2023
      user #2236096christoonicwishlisttrailEngineer Mountain
      Jan 18, 2023 @ 6:02pm
      Jan 18, 2023
      user #1757211willis1021wishlisttrailCT - Rico Silverton and 1 more
      Jan 12, 2023 @ 8:29am
      Jan 12, 2023
      user #1757211willis1021wishlisttrailEngineer Mountain
      Jan 11, 2023 @ 1:32pm
      Jan 11, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2499848PkfiretrailEngineer MountainBottom half from pass creak trail worth its....
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 9:07pm
      Sep 25, 2022
      user #2499848PkfiretrailCoal CreekThis trail is a hoot!!! Vfast
      Sep 23, 2022 @ 5:49pm
      Sep 23, 2022
      user #657952tdeemstrailCascade Creek (W)Don’t let the grade fool you. There are a...
      Sep 16, 2022 @ 11:42pm
      Sep 16, 2022
      user #657952tdeemstrailGraysill CreekIncredibly good! Long ride to make it work but...
      Sep 16, 2022 @ 11:36pm
      Sep 16, 2022
      user #3074787Linneajwr86FtrailDeer CreekBest alpine downhill in the state
      Aug 3, 2022 @ 8:22pm
      Aug 3, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Purgatory Resort 5 10 2 17.2 km
      Telluride Bike Park 3 11 3 212.6 km
      Hermosa Creek 1 5 5 215.7 km
      Missionary Ridge 1 13 6 122.4 km
      Vallecito Reservoir 5 224.4 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2773 miles20,003 ft39 miles3,701 ft
      #1,420#77523329941,718
      Horse535 miles6,112 ft14 miles2,615 ft
      78
      Hike3390 miles23,209 ft46 miles4,154 ft
      #1,073#67222999155
      Trail Running3390 miles23,209 ft46 miles4,154 ft
      #1,079#669299947
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