Mineral Creek

Ouray, Colorado 81427

Mineral Creek

Mineral Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is the quickest but most difficult way to reach Engineer Pass from Ouray. Road climbs up scenic narrow canyon. Accesses Poughkeepsie Gulch and San Juan Chief Mill. Seasonal wildflowers at higher elevations. Hidden waterfall by road. ATV staging area at start. Rocky and steep in places, especially at the beginning. Stock 4WD SUVs can do it with careful tire placement and patience. One stretch of narrow ledge road. High clearance and skid plates recommended."

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Trail Information

Ouray
Nearby City
7.2
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
ATVs and Dirt Bikes
Vehicles
Difficult
Difficulty
1.5 to 2 hours
Duration
Spring through fall; when snow free
Season
Uncompahgre National Forest, San Juan National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; Uncompahgre National Forest map, San Juan National Forest map; Trails Illustrated Silverton, Ouray #141
Local Maps

Trail Log