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Pass Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 988' 301 m
Descent: -29' -9 m
High: 11,661' 3,554 m
Low: 10,702' 3,262 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by aaron moore

This trail starts in the forest but ends in a beautiful open meadow.

aaron moore

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This is a mostly runnable section leading up to Engineer Mountain that will serve as a nice warmup for the many options that are available to you once you get up to the meadow.

Description

Upon leaving Coalbank Pass, most of the forested Pass Creek Trail is easily navigable on the way up to the base of Engineer Mountain. After about 2.5 miles of forest trail, you emerge into meadow with Engineer Mountain looming above you. Though the route isn't terribly technical or filled with obstacles, the moderate grades make this a somewhat strenuous route.

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After leaving the forest you enter a meadow and depending on the time of year you may see a field of Paintbrush with Engineer dominating the view above.
Apr 9, 2016 near Rico, CO
Looking across the valley from the Pass Creek Trail.
Apr 15, 2016 near Silverton, CO
The scenery from the Pass Creek Trail is worth the effort!
Apr 15, 2016 near Silverton, CO

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