8 miles
Distance
1,166 ft
Climb
-2,738 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Typically shuttled, this is the quickest way to do Engineer Mountain descent. A tough technical climb up Pass Creek and then a ripping long descent down Engineer. One of the easier high country rides off Coal Bank and Molas Pass, this is a great high country trail to start on. Although marked blue, this is a high country blue rating, and harder than a lot of Durango town rides.

Generally open end of July through end of September. Parking located on both sides of road, keep it tight, its been getting more crowded the last few years. Pickup point off service road, or down at bottom of coal bank pass on turn off for Lime Creek.

Please respect trail and do not trail braid.

Also for those not shuttling, peddling up Coal Bank Pass is the way to make this not a shuttle.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag mbm0103 (Oct 19, 2019 at 13:47)
 Perfect day. Started out around 36 on the climb ABC's passed lots of snow. Singletrack was a bit dry, but weather was great on the descend. Just shy of 3hrs, avg 3.6mph, max 21mph, climb was only 1.8mph. Epic ride!
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Pass Creek2 miles

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for Pass Creek Engineer Mountain mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,571 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,075 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,650 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,078 ft
  • Grade
    -3.6%
  • Grade max
    -60%
  • Grade min
    51.4%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,011 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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      Pass Creek
      Jun 23, 2020 @ 7:26am
      Jun 23, 2020
      All clear of snow. No blowdowns. Please stay on trail, will be a very busy summer.
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