This beautiful section of the Colorado Trail is entirely near or above treeline and runs 23 miles from Molas Pass to Bolam Pass. It is great for short out and back hikes/bike rides or you can do the whole thing and link up with many other trails in the area. Open to dogs and horses.
This trail starts near the bottom of Coal Bank Pass on the Durango side. It climbs steadily through aspens and pine trees, and traverses under the East Face of Engineer Mountain. After a brief descent, it continues to climb north until it ends at the Colorado Trail to the west of Molas Pass.
Pass and Coal Creek Loop is a 7 mile loop trail located near Silverton, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Ride 2.5 miles up the Pass Trail from Coal Bank Pass until you reach the Engineer Mtn Trail. If you want, ditch your bike here and take a quick scramble to the summit of Engineer Mtn. Return to your bike for a 6 mile, nearly 4000 foot descent to the trailhead near Cascade Creek and highway 550.
The Colorado Trail: Bolam Pass Road to Hotel Draw is a 10.9 mile point-to-point trail located near Silverton, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until November.