Pass Creek and Coal Creek Loop Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Silverton, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
We parked in the lot across from the marker for Coal Bank Pass. The trail steadily climbs up to Engineer Mountain. You go through meadows, forest, past a lake, cross small streams and come out in an alpine meadow. The view of the surrounding mountain ranges is incredible. This was a busy trail, very popular.
If there has been rain, it is very muddy and slippery.