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Engine Creek Trail #657 is a 3.36 mile one way hike with 1,977 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 30 miles north of Durango Colorado.
Getting to the trail from either end involves some preliminary hiking. Therefore, an overnight stay may be helpful. There is a good central location and campsite at timberline where the trail starts down along Engine Creek, along with a beautiful view of Engineer Mountain and Jura Knob. Water is abundant, but purification recommended, to avoid problems with Giardia.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.