Coal Creek Trail BikingHikingTrail Running

Trail Length
3 miles
Distance from Durango
35 miles
1550 ft
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Coal Creek Trail

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

35 Miles


1550 Feet



Trail Length

3 Miles

Part of the High Country trails

Coal Creek Trail is a 3-mile trail connecting Engineer Mountain Trail to Highway 550; Deer Creek Trail can also be accessed from Coal Creek. Coal Creek is a popular downhill bike route to the highway, accessed from Deer Creek Trail or Engineer Mountain Trail.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.712004, -107.782831

Where's the Trailhead?


Coal Creek Trail Road-side Parking

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio (Highway 550). Turn right onto Camino Del Rio (HWY 550) and continue north on Hwy 550 past Purgatory Resort toward Silverton. Coal Bank Pass is 35 miles north of Durango, 13.5 miles south of Silverton, on Hwy 550. Slow down after mile marker 56 (it’s between mm 56 and 57), and you will see a parking area and restroom facility on the east side of the road at Coal Bank Pass with a pull off spot with restroom facilities (but don’t park there). Instead, Continue north on Highway 550 to where the road makes the next sharp right-hand turn. There is a small dirt pull-off area to the west side of the road, this is where Coal Creek trail begins.


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*TENTATIVE* Trail Construction: June 6th

Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, our trailwork kickoff has currently been postponed. While we hope we will be able to meet for our First Saturdays Trailwork in June, we are closely monitoring developments, and dates and times may change as a result. Please continue to check in here and on our social media for updated trailwork days!