Engineer Pass

Engineer Pass (Silverton, CO)

Engineer Pass is part of the famous Alpine Loop when combined with Cinnamon Pass. This loop is a ‘must do’ trail for anyone visiting the San Juan Mountains. Engineer Pass is the more difficult of the two trails in the loop and but should easily be traversed by any stock 4×4 with decent ground clearance.

The beginning of this trail is a bit bumpy and rocky but smooths out after the pass. The first five miles of the trail are the most difficult, and you will need to navigate some shelf roads here, too. There are a number of old mines and other historical points of interest to explore while traversing this route.

Before you get to Engineer Pass, which tops out at 12,750 feet, you will want to take the short drive out to Oh! Points for amazing views and great photo opportunities.

Please feel free to leave your comments and post your pictures from Engineer Pass below.

Engineer Pass KML Track
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