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Engineer Mountain Trail #508, CO

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Distance One Way 9.18 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,066 feet
Elevation Gain 3,123 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,686 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 21.46
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40  2014-09-01
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  7:15am - 4:53pm
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Engineer Mountain 12968
Engineer Mountain 12968'
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5.0 mi
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Engine Creek Trail #657
4.0 mi away
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1,977 ft
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Overview
Engineer Mountain Trail #508 is a 9.18 mile one way hike with 3,686 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 27 miles north of Durango Colorado. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Water availability is limited on this trail. The trail is in good shape and maintains an even, uphill grade. This trail offers access to Engineer Mountain, the possibility for loop hikes, and views of both the lower valley and the Needle and Grenadier mountain ranges. The trail is situated primarily on south-facing slopes and is usually accessible during late spring. Both of the trailhead access points are good slopes for seeing native wildflowers in July and August. The trail begins in a spruce-fir forest and gradually winds up to sub-alpine conditions.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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