9.8 miles
Distance
1,017 ft
Climb
-4,081 ft
Descent
02:02:11
Avg time
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Engineer Mountain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Coal Creek
    Silverton, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-October
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2493 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

A great trail which is often accessed from Coal Bank Pass, via the Pass Creek trail. You end up riding the best part, the descent, this was with minimal effort. Make it even better by shuttling back up US 550 and hitch a ride back up to your vehicle.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Engineer Mountain mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,064 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,064 ft
  • Altitude max
    12,191 ft
  • Altitude start
    12,128 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,064 ft
  • Grade max
    -109.013%
  • Grade min
    78.687%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,962 ft
  • Avg time
    02:02:11
  • Avg reverse time
    02:41:24
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Status:
on Apr 8, 2021
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 5 (19 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Engineer Mountain Trail Reports

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      Apr 8, 2021 @ 2:45pm
      Apr 8, 2021
      Likely not ready until June
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 8:35am
      Sep 18, 2020
      Trails conditions were perfect, my legs were not.
      Jun 12, 2020 @ 10:24pm
      Jun 12, 2020
      Dry and clear up to 10, 800 then lots of trees down. Then tons of snow at top and pass creek. Wait til July and ride stuff to the south
      Dec 2, 2019 @ 12:13pm
      Dec 2, 2019
      Snow Covered
      Dec 2, 2019 @ 12:12pm
      Dec 2, 2019
      Snow covered
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Routes with this trail

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      Engineer Mountain Shuttle (Pass Cr.)
      8 miles
      Coal Creek-Engineer Mountain Trail
      10 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      matux (Oct 9, 2020 at 13:30)
       I LOVED this trail! got dropped off at the very top of Molas Pass and climbed “CT (Rolling Mountain)” which was a really nice climb. Finished with this great downhill and epic views. Warning mostly hike-a-bike from mile 1.3 to 1.7 as it is steep with steeps, only took a few mins. I’m glad I did the biggest shuttle the views and raw mountains were amazing! Careful some of the ruts are diagonal and try to slip you out.
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      youtuber Amazing views and sick trails |  Western...
      13:36 | 582 | Sep 6, 2018 , Silverton
      Youtube Engineer Mt.
      94 | Oct 15, 2019 , Silverton
      Durango Colorado - Engineer Mountain
      29 | Dec 3, 2020 , Silverton
      Engineer Trail
      10:08 | 40 | Jun 26, 2020 , Silverton
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