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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
      Land Manager: USFS
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 17, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      29
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Horse
      5
      Trails Hike
      29
      Trails Trail Running
      29
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Total Distance
      93 miles
      Total Descent
      24,936 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,154 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      12,914 ft
      Reports
      409
      Photos
      262
      Ridden Counter
      4,026

      Photos of Coal Bank and Molas Pass Mountain Bike

      18 |
      Nov 5, 2023 @ 1:13pm
      Nov 5, 2023
      16 |
      Oct 20, 2023 @ 10:25pm
      Oct 20, 2023
      13 |
      Oct 20, 2023 @ 10:25pm
      Oct 20, 2023
      17 |
      Oct 20, 2023 @ 10:25pm
      Oct 20, 2023
      12 |
      Sep 4, 2023 @ 2:39pm
      Sep 4, 2023
      114 |
      Aug 25, 2021 @ 12:55pm
      Aug 25, 2021
      386 |
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:07am
      Dec 12, 2018
      446 |
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:07am
      Dec 12, 2018

      Videos of Coal Bank and Molas Pass Mountain Bike

      trail: Deer Creek
      | Mar 2, 2023
      Durango Colorado - Engineer Mountain
      98 | Dec 3, 2020
      hero dirt teaser
      trail: Coal Creek
      120 | Oct 22, 2020
      Engineer Trail
      10:08 | 97 | Jun 26, 2020
      White Creek
      7:24 | 231 | Aug 13, 2014
      Engine Creek
      10:20 | 287 | Aug 13, 2014
      2023 Yeti Gathering | Day 1 | Molas Pass to...
      21:05 | 92 | Aug 10, 2023 , Durango
      youtuber 3 days of Great Trails - Engineer Mountain,...
      35:43 | 189 | Oct 20, 2022 , Durango

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Pass Creek
      Jun 17, 2024 @ 3:35pm
      Jun 17, 2024
      Prevalent MudnomadreetPass Creek is still very muddy, please...
      Deer Creek
      Jun 13, 2024 @ 9:21am
      Jun 13, 2024
      Prevalent Mudjasbushey Durango Report from lower 3.25 miles. 3 down...
      Engineer Mountain
      Jun 3, 2024 @ 8:59pm
      Jun 3, 2024
      Snow Cover Partialnomadreet First snow patch 2.7 up from the bottom...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Coal Creek
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 3:28pm
      Jun 16, 2024
      Snow Cover PartialAs an out and back from the bottom, trail...gradyjames
      Cascade Creek (E)
      Jun 8, 2024 @ 8:47pm
      Jun 8, 2024
      Ideal Trail is dry and clear of down trees all...nomadreet
      Cascade Creek (W)
      Jun 6, 2024 @ 6:37pm
      Jun 6, 2024
      Dry Trail is nice and dry, there are about 6...nomadreet
      Cascade Creek (783)
      May 28, 2024 @ 6:33am
      May 28, 2024
      Variablejasbushey Durango
      Cascade Creek Connect
      May 28, 2024 @ 6:32am
      May 28, 2024
      Idealjasbushey Durango
      Graysill Creek
      May 14, 2024 @ 9:20am
      May 14, 2024
      Snow Coveredjasbushey Durango
      White Creek
      Nov 20, 2023 @ 6:48am
      Nov 20, 2023
      Snow CoveredSnow covered for season.jasbushey Durango
      West Lime Creek
      Nov 20, 2023 @ 6:48am
      Nov 20, 2023
      Snow CoveredSnow covered for season.jasbushey Durango
      Rico - Silverton Trail
      Nov 20, 2023 @ 6:48am
      Nov 20, 2023
      Snow CoveredSnow covered for season.jasbushey Durango
      Maisy Mouse
      Nov 20, 2023 @ 6:48am
      Nov 20, 2023
      Snow CoveredSnow covered for season.jasbushey Durango

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

      Activity Feed

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      PNV92eriddentrailactivity #54338188
      Jun 18, 2024 @ 1:54pm
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      Jun 18, 2024 @ 9:23am
      2 days
      AntonioBanderassriddentrailactivity #54307295
      Jun 17, 2024 @ 9:04pm
      3 days
      AntonioBanderasswishlisttrailactivity #54307292
      Jun 17, 2024 @ 9:04pm
      3 days
      aldenkrollwishlisttrailactivity #54300065
      Jun 17, 2024 @ 5:13pm
      Jun 17, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      misterjohn123trailEngineer Mountainrode this north to south from the pass creek...
      Oct 24, 2023 @ 6:47pm
      Oct 24, 2023
      misterjohn123trailPass Creekrode up this to access engineer trail, nice...
      Oct 24, 2023 @ 6:45pm
      Oct 24, 2023
      geneyus07trailCT - Twin SistersSorry. I hit the wrong props. It wouldn't let...
      Aug 18, 2023 @ 9:24pm
      Aug 18, 2023
      sunshine440trailCT - Twin SistersNone
      Jul 20, 2023 @ 9:10pm
      Jul 20, 2023
      jasbusheyreportEngine CreekNice work with the silky. Surprised there...
      Jun 30, 2023 @ 3:45pm
      Jun 30, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Purgatory Resort 6 10 2 17.2 km
      Telluride Bike Park 2 6 7 112.6 km
      Telluride Bike Park Cross Country Trails 4 2 112.8 km
      Haviland Lake 7 8 114.2 km
      Hermosa Creek 1 5 5 215.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2071 miles20,092 ft42 miles3,701 ft
      #1,531#83626040842,604
      E-Bike12 miles659 ft2 miles659 ft
      15526
      Horse535 miles6,837 ft16 miles2,621 ft
      121
      Hike2993 miles24,934 ft52 miles4,154 ft
      #1,154#73124099261
      Trail Running2993 miles24,934 ft52 miles4,154 ft
      #1,157#726409971
      Dirtbike/Moto12 miles659 ft2 miles659 ft
      105
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