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Engineer Pass Road

  Total Distance: 30.36 miles
  Elevation: 7,813 to 12,805 feet
  Technical Rating: 4
  Scenic Rating: 10
  Season: June - October
Southwest Colorado Unpaved Backroads
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Engineer Pass Road is part of the Alpine Loop in the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. It's counterpart is the Cinnamon Pass Road. Bulldozers plow portions of Engineer Pass Road. (usually open by mid-June) Like it's counterpart, Engineer Pass Road is an extremely popular 4WD route and can be quite busy in late summer.

The North Fork Cutoff is used to link Cinnamon Pass Road and Engineer Pass Road at the west end of the Alpine Loop.

Historical Sites: Engineer City, Palmetto Gulch Powerhouse, Palmetto Gulch Mill, Rose's Cabin, Empire Chief Mine, Lee Mining Smelter Chimney, Capitol City, Henson

Connecting Routes: North Fork Cutoff, Nellie Creek Trail, Cinnamon Pass Road

Route Information: San Juan National Forest
  701 Camino del Rio
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-4874
  Lake City Chamber of Commerce
3rd and Silver Streets
Lake City, CO 81235
(970) 944-2527

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